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Mud: The Coming of Age of the Knight in Shining Armor

Brian Formo | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

In Mud -- the new film by Jeff Nichols -- two boys find an island -- and come of age. Using a southern bayou as a backdrop, Mud oozes metaphors of manhood, and how the construct of what it means to be a man has changed.

ReThink Review: Mud -- Murky Waters Run Deep and Dangerous

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Mud skillfully yet almost casually manages to mix a coming of age tale, a twisty crime thriller, and a tragic love story in the slow-flowing waters of the Mississippi river, producing a masterful film with an edgy, contemporary darkness, yet with the timeless feel of adolescent adventures.

Movie Review: Mud

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is something both engaging and unique about Jeff Nichols' plain-spoken tale of youngsters learning hard lessons about the nature of love and the darker side of the adult world.

Biggest Loser Runner-Up Jeff On How He Really Lost The Weight

Posted 03.22.2013 | Healthy Living

Earlier this week, The Biggest Loser crowned a winner, Danni, in the season 14 finale of the NBC show. But the newly-size 4 Danni isn't the only conte...

Matthew McConaughey Basically Owns Cannes

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — To have one film competing at the Cannes Film Festival is a privilege. To have two, Matthew McConaughey says, is wonderful good...

The Tear-Jerker That Closed Out Cannes

AP | THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment

CANNES, France — The Cannes film festival on Saturday wrapped up the movies in competition wading deep in the Mississippi river with "Mud," a he...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Jeff Nichols on Take Shelter

Dan Persons | Posted 12.02.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Roland Emmerich's been making disaster films since time can remember, yet for all his besetting humans with floods, fires, and earthquakes, he's never managed to make something as resonant, affecting, and powerful as Take Shelter.

Movie Review: Take Shelter

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Moody and portentous, Jeff Nichols' Take Shelter stars the actor who may be our most readily accessible force of darkness at this point in cinematic history: Michael Shannon.

Take Shelter in Times of Terror and Tornadoes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The summer has felt like a Jessica Chastain festival: to name two, she stars as a decidedly unconventional Southern housewife in The Help and a Mossad secret agent in The Debt.