A few months ago, I watched Midnight Special on the recommendation of a friend, and I liked it. I’d never heard of Jeff Nichols before that, but I was impressed by everything about the production, despite not being overly wowed by it. It’s definitely one of the best movies I’ve seen this year (to put that in context, I think I’ve watched about 30 – 40 movies so far in 2016. It’s October 8th, as I write this), and it’s clear to me that Nichols is a name to watch. His upcoming movie Loving, starring Joel Edgerton seems like a risky outside-of-his-box move, and feels like it Oscar-bait, but I’ll trust the guy based on the two movies of his I’ve watched now. Other than Midnight Special, last night I watched his 2012 movie, Take Shelter. I said Loving was outside of his box, and that’s based on seeing these two movies.