Moonlight

Moonlight

Moonlight

Going from childhood, to teenagehood, to adulthood, this winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards follows an African-American man trying to understand himself and his sense of love in Miami's poorer district - a hard-skinned place that wants to predefine him.

Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay and Supporting Actor (Ali), Academy Awards 2017; Best Picture (Drama), Golden Globes 2017
2016Rating: M, Drug use, coarse language, sex and violence111 minsUSA
DramaFestival & Independent

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Moonlight / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

The ability to evoke empathy and compassion from sound and images is a magic reserved for only great films. This is all Moonlight wants, and with the precision of a cinematic diamond cutter, filmmaker Barry Jenkins has crafted a great three-chapter chronicle of a soft-spoken black man named Chiron whose true self is constantly denied by the environment that engulfs him. The feeling is universal, and it was enough to turn this white-skinned, hetero, middle-class Irish Māori into a punctured bagpipe of wheezing emotion.

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Variety

Variety

A socially conscious work of art as essential as it is insightful.

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Time Out

Time Out

This film is, without a doubt, the reason we go to the movies: to understand, to come closer, to ache, hopefully with another.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

A nuclear-fission-strength heartbreaker. It’s made up of moments so slight and incidental they’re sub-molecular – but they release enough heat and light to swallow whole cities at a stroke.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a thrilling, deeply necessary work that opens up a much-needed and rarely approached on-screen conversation about the nature of gay masculinity.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Moonlight, which announces Jenkins as a major filmmaker, gets you good. It stays raw from first scene to last.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Moonlight is an essential film and you'd be an idiot to overlook it.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Observes, with uncommon poignancy and emotional perceptiveness, his roughly two-decade path to find a definitive answer to the question, "Who am I?"

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