Jeff Nichols digs down past genre thrills to unearth their buried humanity.
It’s the break of dawn and two men - Roy (Michael Shannon) and Lucas (Joel Edgerton) – sneak a young boy out of a dingy hotel room and into an old car. The boy’s name is Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) and the TV news says he’s been kidnapped, but...
'70s throwback goes dark and deep.
In Out of the Furnace, a smouldering macho melodrama about last options and revenge from actor-turned-director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), heartland America is dying a slow wheezy death and its denizens don’t only know it, but feel every movement...
Holiday ham.
It must have looked good on paper: Meryl Streep as the bitter, paranoid, pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston; Julia Roberts as Violet’s control-freak eldest daughter Barbara; Ewan McGregor as Barbara’s philandering husband Bill; the always...