Director Jeff Nichols has never had an easier time titling a movie. The filmmaker’s latest project, Loving, follows the real-life couple (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga) whose union led the Supreme Court to strike down laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The couple’s last name — which all you law students already know — was, amazingly, Loving.
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In early 2016, A24 released Texas filmmaker Trey Edward Shults’s directorial debut, Krisha, a devastating, stylistically stunning drama about an alcoholic woman’s ill-fated attempt to reconnect with her family on Thanksgiving. “Are we watching the emergence of America’s next great filmmaker?” asked Time Out London, while other reviewers likened Shults to a budding auteur in the mold of Paul Thomas Anderson. Krisha was all the more impressive given its underdog pedigree and guerrilla DNA: The project started as a failed feature-turned-short-turned-feature again, and Shults shot the entire film at his mother’s house, casting himself and other kin, led by a tour de force performance by his aunt, Krisha Fairchild, in the title role.
The new romantic drama Loving, based on the real-life couple whose 1967 Supreme Court trial Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage, is a quintessential tale of American social justice. “I kept thinking he cast me ’cause he’s just lazy,” the Australian-born Edgerton joked to Yahoo Movies (watch above) about director and Arkansas native Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter), whom the actor had just worked with on the spring release Midnight Special. Edgerton (Warrior, Black Mass) plays Richard Loving, a soft-spoken carpenter who wants nothing more than to live The Simple Life with his sweet-natured bride, Mildred Jeter (Negga).
A low-fi sci-fi secret unfolds in Midnight Special when a boy with vexing supernatural powers becomes the target of both government officials and a group of religious zealots. Jaeden Lieberher (Masters of Sex) plays Alton, a child whose mysterious energy makes him suffer in pain, and can cause objects to rain down from sky, as seen in this exclusive scene above. Alton’s father (Michael Shannon) is desperate to help, racing against time to evade foes, including Adam Driver as an NSA agent, to get his son to an undisclosed destination.
Joel Edgerton realized the importance of getting the accent right as he made his way into the U.S. from Canada to film the new gangster thriller, Black Mass. “He was from South Boston and he knew that I was doing this movie,” Edgerton, who plays corrupt FBI agent John Connolly, told Yahoo Movies. Black Mass, which tells the story of crime boss James 'Whitey’ Bulger (Johnny Depp), who ruled the streets of South Boston through much of the 1970s and '80s, is an ensemble brimming with excellent performances and spot-on “Southie” accents.