Two sets of brothers find themselves in an escalating feud following the death of their father. Directorial début of Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) and starring Boardwalk Empire alumni and future Man of Steel star Michael Shannon. This is an understated and simple film. Well acted, slow paced but never dull, Shotgun Stories also packs an emotional punch even though most of the more powerful subject matter is only implied. Not as good as Take Shelter IMO but still a strong start from writer/director Jeff Nichols.