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Jeff Nichols

by Luke Gorham Film Horizon Line

Loving | Jeff Nichols

Cinema’s nominal purveyor of ruralism, most successfully of the Southern sort, Jeff Nichols is the de facto director to handle a story such as the one told in Loving. Surprisingly, though, he struggles just to stay afloat here, forced to navigate the thankless detritus of this true-story narrative.…

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Midnight Special | Jeff Nichols

As in his own Take Shelter and Mud, director Jeff Nichols’s Midnight Special laces a story of filial and marital angst with sudden violence and off-kilter genre trappings, creating, as many have noted, a strange mix of early Spielberg, golden age John Carpenter, and maybe a little vintage Stephen King.…