Saturday, December 31, 2016

Midnight Special

Though released this year, this science fiction film has a very old-school feel to it, and could easily have starred a young Kirk Douglas as the father on the run with his son who has special powers. Extra bonus points go to writer-director Jeff Nichols for not making the religious cult cliche or too easily dismissed -- in fact, he manages to make the group members more familiar than dismissible, and that’s a refreshing turn for recent cinema. All in all, this is a delightful movie, one that speaks to the heart. If you like Stranger Things and want more, this film should be next up on your watchlist.

Available for check out through the local libraries or online.