Op-Ed: ‘The Shift’ is one of the best movies of 2023

Kristoffer Polaha in 'The Shift'
Kristoffer Polaha in 'The Shift.' Photo Courtesy of Angel Studios.

“The Shift,” starring Kristoffer Polaha and Neal McDonough, is one of the best movies of the year. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the recap.

“The Shift,” written and directed by Brock Heasley, was released via Angel Studios, which is the same studio that brought us “Sound of Freedom.”

Kristoffer Polaha stars as Kevin Garner in a performance for the ages, which is gloriously empowering. He plays a man who embarks on a journey across worlds and dimensions to reunite with his true love Molly (portrayed by Elizabeth Tabish). The narrative unfolds as a dystopian drama and sci-fi thriller, where a mysterious adversary, The Benefactor (Neal McDonough), disrupts Kevin’s reality.

Kevin must navigate through an alternate reality, resisting The Benefactor’s tempting offer of wealth and power. As survival hangs in the balance, Kevin fights to return to the familiar world he cherishes and the woman he loves.

Neal McDonough is superb as the villain and Elizabeth Tabish also delivers as Molly. This is a movie that is worth more than just a passing glance, as it encompasses elements of science fiction and faith.


“The Shift” is an exceptional movie that is worth checking out. The acting performances are extraordinary from the entire cast, and Brock Heasley deserves to be commended for his writing and direction.