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Year
2016
Runtime
111 min.
Director
Barry Jenkins
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
47,520
Checks
2,389
Favs
291
Dislikes
10
Favs/checks
12.2% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
29:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Moonlight is the story of Chiron AKA "Little", who is both gay and black, growing up in Florida. Each of the three acts covers a different period in his life (ages so different, three actors are necessary). The film was sold on the idea that while there are films that present the black experience or the gay experience, the combination is pretty rare and deserves its own feature. And I will agree, the reality is distinct. Chiron exists in a culture where "manhood" and "swagger" are overwhelmingly important, and even though homosexuality seems to be broadly accepted in his world, copping to it seems entirely dangerous. The film's backgrounds are always in extremely soft focus, like Chiron's options. What should he do, how much should he reveal, what does he keep to himself, and is self-denial healthy? The film is in its protagonist's image, extremely timid. Things are inferred more than said or seen, sexual and emotional awakenings are discreetly presented as if not to intrude, and the visuals and sound design are thematically coherent with that idea. And of course, lovely acting across the board. 2 months 1 week ago
  2. flaiky's avatar

    flaiky

    This film does everything cinema is supposed to do <3 4 months 2 weeks ago
  3. catherinefrances's avatar

    catherinefrances

    The film has strong content and themes, and I respect that people are loving that and speaking about it. However, the film was pretty average, despite all its praise and I was expecting more for such a highly regarded Oscar nominated film.

    The colour grading was amazing and you really feel immersed in the film at times, but it just wasn't enough. It was at times, a bland film.
    1 week ago
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  1. This movie ranks #60 in Best Of Rotten Tomatoes
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