Veteran of the great video store wars of the 2000s. Fitful filmmaker. Human of late capitalism.
"Is anyone seeing this?"
One of the great American films of the 21st century. Bruce Springsteen's "The River" reimagined by Stephen King. Or more specifically, a young director born in the late '70s influenced by childhood memories of Stephen King tales, but smart enough to avoid the pitfalls SK might indulge in. Jeff Nichols gets these people, this place, this country. Michael Shannon's ingrained performance is as mesmerizing as peak Willem Dafoe and Christopher Walken.