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Midnight Special

Midnight-Special-posterDirector: Jeff Nichols

Writer: Jeff Nichols

Cast: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard

Cert: 12

Running time: 112mins

Year: 2016




What’s the story: Eight-year-old Alton is snatched from the cult who worship him as a messiah by his father Roy. Pursued across Louisiana by cult members and the US government, Alton demonstrates otherworldly abilities.

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What’s the verdict: Proof that a chase movie coupled with genuine emotion and well-drawn characters can steady even the wobbliest premise, Midnight Special is the most enjoyable film that essentially makes no sense you’ll see this year.

Writer/director Jeff Nichols, who handled the possible-supernatural with such confidence in 2011’s Take Shelter, never quite decides exactly what powe...

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The Two Faces of January

The Two Faces of January - Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Issac posterDirector: Hossein Amini

Writer: Hossein Amini

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Bevan

Cert: 12A

Running Time: 97 mins

Year: 2014

The lowdown: For his directorial debut, Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini delves into a different kind of darkness with this taut adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s tale of greed and guilt. Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac make a tantalising triangle, degenerating rapidly in the sweltering heat of Crete.

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The verdict: Since Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train,the literary works of Patricia Highsmith have been favoured source material for screenwriters. Her recurring themes of duality, deception and morally blank anti-heroes make for fascinating viewing.

Set in the 1960’s, this interpretation of a lesser known Highsmith nov...

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