jeff nichols

'Loving' Is Grounded, Beautiful, And Shows How Little Progress We've Made In Race Relations

Loving tells the grounded tale of how interracial marriage bans were ruled unconstitutional and feels frightening relevant in the current landscape. Title: Loving Director: Jeff Nichols Summary: Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married. As I mentioned in my The Eagle Huntress review, the […]

Jeff Nichols To Remake Alien Nation

Deadline reports Midnight Special and Loving director Jeff Nichols is in talks to write and direct a remake 20th Century Fox's alien cop movie Alien Nation. The 1988 original starred James Caan as xenophobic Los Angeles cop Matthew Sykes, who is partnered with Mandy Patinkin's Detective Sam Francisco, a member of an alien slave race […]

Michael Shannon Protects His Extraordinary Son In Midnight Special Trailer

In the trailer for Warner Bros.'s upcoming Midnight Special, Michael Shannon plays a father protecting his son from forces who mistrust his extraordinary abilities. What are they? The preview doesn't say, but the film reunites Shannon with Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols, who looks to be confronting the fantastic in a startling way. [youtube][/youtube] Midnight Special […]

Michael Shannon Tries To Protect His Son In Startling UK Trailer For Midnight Special

Entertainment One has released a trailer for Midnight Special. The film stars Michael Shannon as a father looking to protect his son who is … telekinetic? A weapon? A god? With shades of Akira, the film comes from Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols. [youtube][/youtube] The film comes the theaters in the US on March 18th […]

First Look At The Cannes Line-Up: The Films In Competition

What will be joining David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis in the competition for a Palm D'or at Cannes this year? The full list of eligible films has been revealed this morning. Here they are, in alphabetical order by… um… auteur. "Rust and Bone" – dir. Jacques Audiard "Moonrise Kingdom" – dir. Wes Anderson "Holy Motors" – dir. […]

Michael Shannon On Take Shelter And, For Just A Second, The Man Of Steel

It's not a surprise that Michael Shannon can carry a motion picture, but he shoulders the considerable dramatic weight of Take Shelter with such ease, with so little apparent effort, that his performance might be taken a little for granted. Perhaps we're getting used to Shannon now, after he burned a hole through Revolutionary Road, […]