Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
This is one of those documentaries which I came out of thinking, "Well, that was interesting." Judy Garland's life deserves more than a documentary. It needs a multimedia epic lasting well over two hours and covering every fascinating facet. Unfortunately, such a spectacle is impractical and impossible. The closest thing we have is a combination of a good book and our imaginations. Therefore, I suggest reading a good biography (I suggest Gerald Clarke's "Get Happy") and watching her films as an alternative to this dry, unimaginative film, whose only moments of true glory are when it shows clips of Garland's performances, and even then, they talk over it! Still, if you like documentaries, it's a good one.
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