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Friday, November 4, 2016


Get Your Moonscreen Because Moonlight Burns So Good


Have you ever walked out of a movie feeling like you just watched something of cinematic greatness? When I leave a theater, I love to say, “This is why I love movies”. Well, folks, this film provokes that statement. Let’s get reel and break this down.


A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.



This is a story that is timeless and that everyone can relate too. Whether you are being bullied, figuring out whom you are and your sexuality or just trying to fit in, everyone can relate but the film also breaks new grounds with main character. The main lead lives in a poor neighborhood, is black, and gay, and considering our history as a species I am glad this film is showcasing a character like this to show people with closed off minds that there are more, realistic movie characters out there that isn’t a white frat kid from the most recent college fraternity film. Told in three short films essentially, director Barry Jenkins gives us an emotional ride with a beautiful love story and perfect, realistic character arcs we immediately invest in from the opening frame.




Everyone is wonderful and give subtle, yet strong performances. I felt everything from these characters and bought every single pieces of dialogue throughout. I also noticed the use of facial expressions and the acting of eyes that provide the subtlety. That sometimes is more powereful than any word spoken.




There is a gorgeous, golden glow that kind of adds a classic look to it. The environments felt real and grounded and adding a delicate touch to the characters that inhabitant it.


Editing/Special Effects


Running at around an hour and fifty minutes, the story and flow is tight and concise without any wasted frames. It had the flow of a touching symphony and you are sucked in the whole time caring about everything happening.

I wish it was longer. I know it’s a weird complaint but I could have watched a three hour long cut of it.

There is nothing more to say, this film is exquisite.


(Review by Chase Lee)

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