|Directed by:||Jeff Nichols|
|Written by:||Jeff Nichols|
|Cast:||Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Michael Shannon, Nick Kroll, Bill Camp|
Based on the real life Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia, that made banning interracial marriage unconstitutional, Loving starts off with an upward battle. I find that many of the movies about the years during and leading up to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s have a hard time juggling the idea that this was just how it used to be without outright vilifying anyone. Not that they shouldn’t be vilified, but Bryce Dallas Howard in The Help, for instance, might as well have been twirling a black mustache and tying damsels to train tracks, she was that cartoonish of an antagonist. It is hard to take seriously when so many of us think of it as being such out-dated ways of thinking (despite the recent evidence of the contrary...[more]...