Tag: jeffnichols

Review: LOVING, Civil Rights Brought Home, Beautifully

There may be no more subtle, beautiful and accomplished film this year than Jeff Nichols' Loving. There might also be no film more in need of help being championed, a work surely going to be stampeded in a year where...

Jeff Nichols' LOVING: First Trailer Pits Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga Against Racism

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols has distinguished himself with finely-wrought, outstanding dramas (Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special) that develop in unexpected ways. His newest film, Loving, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is heading for theatrical release...

Cannes 2016 Review: Jeff Nichols' LOVING Is A Minor Key Masterpiece

There may be no more subtle, beautiful and accomplished film this year than Jeff Nichols' Loving. There might also be no film more in need of help being championed, a work surely going to be stampeded in a year where...

Review: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, A Bright Light Shines On The Uneasy American Spirit

If there's one thing you've got to give to the American film and TV industry, it's that they're damn good at opening sequences, and Jeff Nichols' latest sci-fi thriller Midnight Special is no exception. Reuniting once again with frequent collaborator Michael Shannon, this...

Berlinale 2016 Review: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Produces A Bewitching Sci-Fi Oddity

If there's one thing you've got to give to the American film and TV industry, it's that they're damn good at opening sequences, and Jeff Nichols' latest sci-fi thriller Midnight Special is no exception. Reuniting once again with frequent collaborator Michael Shannon, this...

Trailer: Jeff Nichols Delivers A Superpowered MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

Actor Michael Shannon and director Jeff Nichols are like peanut butter and jelly. They just go well together. Shannon has been Nichols' good luck charm since his debut with Shotgun Stories, taking the lead in the exceptional Take Shelter and...

Sundance Speed Dating with... HELLION Writer/Director Kat Candler

Austin-based filmmaker Kat Candler's got a sweet spot for kids. (That sounds creepy, but I assure you it's not.) Many of her films, including her first feature Jumping Off Bridges, deal in the emotional space of children and what it...

Review: MUD Soars Far Beyond Its Roots

Jeff Nichols is fully in tune with nature and how people relate to it, reminiscent of certain Australian filmmakers in the 1970s. The feature films he has made so far are pure pieces of modern Americana, though, reflecting a sensibility...

TAKE SHELTER Review

In Jeff Nichols' carefully-composed, immensely powerful, and absolutely riveting Take Shelter, Michael Shannon gives a towering performance as Curtis LaForche, a loving husband, doting father, manual laborer, devoted son, and all-around good guy who fears that he may be losing his mind....

3 Clips from TAKE SHELTER

People have been buzzing about Michael Shannon's performance in Take Shelter since it debuted at Sundance last January. I finally got a chance to see Jeff Nichols's film at Fantastic Fest and can report it is well worth the hype....

Michael Shannon Does His Thing In The Trailer For TAKE SHELTER

Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter gathered a lot of momentum this past Sundance where Sony Pictures Classics snapped it up for U.S. release (this October), and just over the weekend it won top honors at Critics' Week in Cannes. And now...

Sundance 2011: Sony Classics Picks Up TAKE SHELTER

Well, there will apparently be no doom and gloom stories in the trades about how nobody is buying what the Sundance film makers are selling this year. Though the festival hasn't even begun yet there has been a wave of...

Sundance 2011: The End Is Near In Jeff Nichols' TAKE SHELTER

A wave of images has swept over the website for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and none are more impressive than those for Jeff Nichols' possible-apocalypse film Take Shelter.  Michael Shannon appears perfectly cast in this story of a man...