MUD (M) 130 MIN
A knockout film about humble folk from Arkansas who eke out a living on the Mississippi. It’s a return to the best kind of story-telling; a boat lodged up a tree, two innocent boys and a charismatic man who they befriend and who is wanted for murder. It’s a film about love, loyalty, loss and family with echoes of Tom Sawyer and Mark Twain. Standout performances from Matthew McConaughey as Mud, and Tye Sheridan as the young Ellis.