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"Moonlight" by Yojimbo

Moonlight is the story of Chiron, a shy and awkward boy who grows to be a gangster with a secret. This story is an examination of what it means to be a black man in contemporary America and how a self-reinforcing cultural stereotype can cause huge conflict within the mind of a man like Chiron or "Black". On the surface he the epitome of the gangster cliche with gold-plated grill, pimpmobile and jail yard physique but this is carefully constructed facade he has had to affect because of his aggressively homophobic peers. Chiron is played by three different actors portraying three different stages in his life, but not only are they all completely believable, they actually genuinely seem to be the same person which adds a really nice sense of continuity. The film is beautifully shot, the dire...

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11/16/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Moonlight - Movie Review

LIFF30 2016 #4

People told me this was amazing. Actually a lot of people. But wow, nobody warned me this was going to be emotionally striking. Praising this movie for being powerful is just an understatement.

Moonlight is one of best character study movies I've seen this year. The directing, the writing, score, and especially the acting is what this movie so freaking brilliant.

Director Barry Jenkins shot this movie in a very different and unique way. And I say "unique" as how this movie was filmed in a shallow depth that made the whole thing pretty intriguing. I wouldn't say he's directing is complete perfectionist, as there's plenty of room for improvement. Even if you don't like the choices he picked for a scene, but keep in mind that this doesn't equal bad directing. Lets not...

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