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Does Midnight Special Really Live Up To Its Spielberg Roots? Yes And No

Does Midnight Special Really Live Up To Its Spielberg Roots? Yes And No

Midnight Special, the fourth film from popular indie director Jeff Nichols, feels like the offspring of Steven Spielberg’s two sci-fi classics, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The potential of that kind of mainstream story, from the heady director of Take Shelter and Mud, sounded…