Close Encounters for the 21st century. Midnight Special is a modern sci-fi masterpiece that feels classical without feeling like nostalgia bait. The performances are spectacular, Michael Shannon brings me to tears every time I watch it. The score is phenomenal. The ending has an exceptional payoff. I can’t recommend this film enough!
I watched this in a double feature with The Book of Henry, a much worse film featuring Jaden Martell wearing goggles. Hear my spoiler filled thoughts on my podcast, Cinema Double Takes: