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The 25 best films of 2016

By Little White Lies

Our annual rundown of the year’s finest new releases, featuring Paterson, Love & Friendship, Rogue One and more.

Blue Collar Blues – Southern identity and disillusionment in the cinema of Jeff Nichols

By Glenn Heath Jr

Each of the Arkansas director’s films addresses pressing social concerns affecting working-class white voters.

25 films to look forward to in 2016

By Little White Lies

Check out this selection of upcoming cinematic treasures we’re excited to see over the next six months.

Loving – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Jeff Nichols makes it five-for-five with this gently stirring drama about an interracial couple in ’50s America.

How Midnight Special evokes the pure emotion of Starman

By Adam Cook

Jeff Nichols’ stellar sci-fi parable draws inspiration from John Carpenter’s 1984 film.

How Midnight Special channels the cosmic force of Starman

By Katherine McLaughlin

Jeff Nichols’ new film maps a similar thematic route to John Carpenter’s classic 1984 sci-fi.

Jeff Nichols: ‘I think I can call myself a capable director at this point’

By Adam Woodward

The American writer/director of Midnight Special on honing his craft and retaining creative control.

Midnight Special

By Adam Woodward

Writer/director Jeff Nichols reaches for the stars with this simply awesome sci-fi parable.

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Jeff Nichols’ guide to crafting a movie ending

By Adam Woodward

The writer/director of Take Shelter and Midnight Special offers his take on an essential filmmaking skill.

Six great films featuring kids with extraordinary powers

By David Hayles

Before you see Midnight Special check out these other memorable films about child prodigies.

Loving

By Christina Newland

Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton bring a quiet tenderness to this understated tale of racial prejudice in the Deep South.

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Jeff Nichols says Midnight Special is an homage to Steven Spielberg

By Daniel Seddon

The writer/director talks exclusively about his upcoming film and how it channels Close Encounters and E.T.

Midnight Special gets a thrilling first trailer

By Little White Lies

Michael Shannon plays a desperate father on the run in Jeff Nichols’ upcoming supernatural thriller. 

Mud

By Adam Woodward

Matthew McConaughey’s sublime transformation into A Serious Actor continues apace with this ripping Souther thriller.

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Take Shelter

By Adam Woodward

More metaphorical tact would turn Take Shelter from a brisk gale to a force five.

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