Midnight Special (****) has a familiar shine

Nichols succeeds with this story, but not to the level of his previous work. The pace works, and the effects are in keeping with the rest of the story up until that big reveal. If you loved what Nichols has done before, you will like this one. That it's not the groundbreaking work one would hope for feels like a disappointment, and that's a little unfair. If you hadn't seen the previous work of the director with his number one actor, you'd think this film is more than fine.

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I Don’t Have A Vote: 86th Oscars…feel the excitement

The 86th Annual Oscars - Try to stay awake My excitement for the Oscars has never been more quaint.  I enjoy the spectacle, but more often than not find myself astounded at who is nominated (Gravity? Really?  For anything more than technical?) and who is not (The Great Gatsby?  Really?  For only technical?).  This year … Continue reading I Don’t Have A Vote: 86th Oscars…feel the excitement

Mud: The dream of love lives on

Mud - 2012 Written and Directed by Jeff Nichols Starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shephard, Jacob Lofland, Sarah Paulson, Ray McKinnon, Michael Shannon, Joe Don Baker, Stuart Greer, Michael Abbott, Jr., Bonnie Sturdivant I was never more fiercely dedicated to the pursuit of love than when I was in the Grade School.  My nerves … Continue reading Mud: The dream of love lives on