Mud http://wvxu.org en Movie Review: Mud http://wvxu.org/post/movie-review-mud <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In his third feature film,&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://mud-themovie.com/" style="color: rgb(1, 143, 226); text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Mud</strong></a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, writer-director <strong>Jeff Nichols</strong> has delivered a stirring coming of age tale that’s part </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Stand by Me</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, part </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Hickleberry Finn</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and part William Faulkner. If it had been made in the mid-fifties, I can imagine a young Paul Newman as the title character. As it is, <strong>Matthew </strong></span><strong>McConaughey</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who keeps adding to his acting laurels with each chosen role, plays </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Mud</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. From </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Bernie</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Killer Joe</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Magic Mike</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and now </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Mud</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span>McConaughey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> seems determined to break out of the Hollywood </span>rom-com<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pigeonhole and create characters that impress and intrigue. And maybe even get him an Oscar nomination one day.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 05:31:05 +0000 Larry Thomas 12282 at http://wvxu.org Movie Review: Mud