The case, Loving v. Virginia, is considered one of the landmark civil rights cases of the 1960s. This is not the story of the battle to overturn an unjust law—that is merely a side issue in the story. This is the story of the two people whose name is the referent of the case.
Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) is a special young man. He’s so special that several government organizations with a spectrum of motivations and a cult devoted to things Alton has said are hot in pursuit of Alton and his father, Roy (Michael Shannon). In writer/director Jeff Nichols’ brilliant followup to Mud, the action occurs in bursts as the… [Read More]
This week on the show, Steve Norton welcomes Seeing and Believing co-host Wade Bearden as they discuss Jeff Nichols’ MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. Plus, the guys offer up their Top 3 Sci-Fi films of the 21st Century! Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link below to download ‘Fishing for More’ — some small group… [Read More]
For a good portion of Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special, we don’t know exactly what is going on but we can tell something is going on. In the writer/director’s fourth film, he takes us on a spellbinding journey, traveling along on a progressive chase with Ray (Michael Shannon, 99 Houses, Take Shelter) and his young son, Alton (Jaeden Libeher, St. Vincent, Aloha)…. [Read More]
In Midnight Special, Ray (Michael Shannon) takes his son, Alton (Jaeden Liberher), on the run. Pursued by the FBI, NSA, and a mysterious group known as the Third Heaven Ranch, the film unfolds like a throwback to science fiction films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind or Firestarter. As the film’s release grew wider and wider, I was offered… [Read More]