Screened Out – Midnight Special

By : Stephen Miller
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Michael Shannon, Jaeden Lieberher, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Shepard, Adam Driver

“Let the Midnight Special shine a light on me” ~ traditional American folk song.

This movie is, at its heart, about a parent’s love: what a father will do to protect his son, even if the boy may not be entirely his in the first place.

I know this goes against everything I’ve said before in reviews, but sometimes we love a bit of confusion, mystery, and vagueness in our films. It’s actually entertaining! I think it’s okay as long as the flick clears most of it up by the end. Not all of it; we still want to ponder as we leave the theater.

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