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Moonlight (2016) Movie Information

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Moonlight (2016)
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Overall Rank:

501

Avg. Rating:

3.21/4

# of Ratings:

28

Genres:

Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/21/2016

DVD Release:

02/28/2017

Director:

Barry Jenkins

Actors:

Naomie Harris
Mahershala Ali
Andrť Holland
Janelle MonŠe
Trevante Rhodes
Ashton Sanders

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Follows the life of Kevin from childhood, to adolescents to adulthood as he grows up in the drug-plagued inner-city Miami as he looks to rise above the violence and gangs to find love and change within himself. -- Chris Kavan

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Amy 02/22/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A good movie, worth seeing, but I felt it suffered from having so many time jumps requiring different actors playing the same roles. Might have been more effective as a novel -- there was nothing about it that felt particularly cinematic, despite some pretty shots.

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Pat 01/24/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Moonlight fully deserves to win the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2016.

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  Yojimbo
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03/16/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"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...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Matthew Brady
Matthew Brady
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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...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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