Shea Whigham

Reviews

To the Stars (2020)
The Quarry (2020)
Low Tide (2019)
Joker (2019)
Vice (2018)
First Man (2018)
The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)
Beirut (2018)
Death Note (2017)
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Term Life (2016)
Cop Car (2015)
Lila & Eve (2015)
Take Shelter (2011)

Blog Posts

Far Flungers

A man with storms in his head

A professor at my department who studied neuroscience, once told us something you have probably heard elsewhere: If you think you're crazy or getting crazy, that means you are not crazy because crazy people do not know that they are crazy. This sounds like the famous dilemma in Joseph Heller's "Catch-22." I thought it was useful advice for students who had to deal with lots of pressure and stress in the academic process. It could also be good advice for the hero of "Take Shelter" (2011), because he thinks at first something is wrong with his head, but cannot ignore what disturbs deeply him. He tries to quell his mental turbulence as much as he can, but is transformed into a more disturbed man obsessed with visions attacking him every night. It is possible that he himself is the threat to the family he wants to protect, not the catastrophe of epic proportion he fears.

May contain spoilers

Ebert Club

#30 September 29, 2010

"Beware of artists - they mix with all classes of societyand are therefore most dangerous." ~ Queen Victoriastencil by Banksy, British graffiti artistAnd who inspired a recent film about art...