The title may suggest a generic romance, but Loving actually refers to Richard and Mildred Loving, the real-life interracial couple whose 1958 marriage was illegal in the state of Virginia (and nearly two dozen other states with anti-miscegenation laws), and who fought for years to have said law overturned. It's always ironic to see foreign actors cast as historic Americans – Australian Joel Edgerton plays Richard; Irish-Ethiopian Ruth Negga plays… read more!
Movies Directed by Jeff Nichols (in alphabetical order)
Indie Stalwart Jeff Nichols, who's written and directed a series of dark, moody features (Mud, Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories), reteams with his regular star Michael Shannon for an ambitious film that blends standard family-on-the-run drama with bald-faced science fiction. The results are intriguing and original, if not totally successful. Midnight Special concerns an 8-year-old boy named Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) whose father (Shannon), along with an old… read more!