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Film Review - In the Shadow of the Moon


Director Jim Mickle has enjoyed a career of varied projects, keeping himself challenged as he explores numerous genres and locations, with his last effort, 2014’s “Cold in July,” a sensational crime story. After taking a long break to deal with a television show (“Hap and Leonard”), Mickle returns to screens with “In the Shadow of the Moon,” which combines time-travel plot mechanics with social unrest commentary, and glazes the concoction with a detective story. The endeavor is a lot of things, with Mickle’s job involving the braiding of genres and characters, creating a compelling understanding of the impossible. He’s mostly successful, as “In the Shadow of the Moon” does just fine as a mystery and a fantasy, building to a suspenseful whole. Read the rest at


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