By Greg Smith
2016 was a strong year for movies, and while many people saw Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Arrival and other critical or commercial success stories, there were, as usual, many films that slipped under the radar. The following ten films were not widely seen yet are definitely worthy of an audience.
1. Midnight Special
This film continues a streak of excellence for Director Mike Nichols, who with five feature films to his credit, has yet to bring anything to the screen of less than the highest caliber. Nichols regular Michael Shannon stars as Roy, the father of a boy named Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), who is undoubtedly in possession of extremely unique abilities.
Fleeing the authorities and a religious cult, Roy and Alton are aided by Lucas (Joel Edgerton), a cop who believes so strongly in what the boy represents that he repeatedly and dramatically goes against the oath of his badge.
Moving mainly at night to avoid detection, the trio attempt to elude those who are attempting to prevent Alton from reaching what both Roy and Lucas believe is a glorious, transcendent destiny. As their journey progresses, Alton’s abilities become more evident and extraordinary.
The film also stars Adam Driver as Sevier, an agent tasked with tracking Alton who slowly comes to believe and understand that something far greater is taking place. The film opens with a sense of tension that is skillfully maintained until the triumphant conclusion.
Shannon and Edgerton are both excellent as desperate believers willing to do anything and take any risk in order to ensure the safety of Alton. Sam Shepard, as the religious leader, is also excellent in a small but significant role.
2. Green Room
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From:: Taste Of Cinema