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Moonlight Reviews

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April 26, 2017
Writer-director Barry Jenkins puts the audience inside Chiron's almost constant state of discomfort through the use of silence and close-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 11, 2017
It's a classic, Man.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 5, 2017
Moonlight is a pretty good film that has been embarrassingly over-hyped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2017
In Moonlight, moments of physical collision are filmed to emphasise their tactility.
Full Review | Original Score: Highly Recommended
March 24, 2017
A delicate and sensitive masterpiece. [Full review in Portuguese.]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 23, 2017
Chiron's entire life is filled with so much pain and hardship that you can't help but feel an increasing sense of fear and tension that suddenly, things could go completely and tragically wrong. Imagine living with that fear every day of your life.
March 23, 2017
Moonlight is a reminder that cinema can be a profound human experience, a means of understanding experiences one may never face.
March 22, 2017
Through each of their performances, and the rich narrative, Jenkins delivers an authentic, necessary statement of black male self-love.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 9, 2017
Moonlight is revelation.
March 5, 2017
In this hateful political climate our nation is experiencing, we need more personal stories like the one told by filmmaker Barry Jenkins.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 2, 2017
Jenkins' skill is in silences, and in his refusal to make people say more than they would -- no grand expository speeches here -- and in the heartache he shows in the faces of the splendid actors.
February 26, 2017
Moonlight's depiction of conflicted masculinity is built on sophisticated contrasts.
February 26, 2017
Jenkins, working with cinematographer James Laxton, makes us feel as if we're right there with Chiron, using handheld cameras that flow sporadically, yet delicately, in and out of scenes.
February 26, 2017
Moonlight is hard to classify; even harder to describe, in terms of its considerable achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 26, 2017
The most remarkable thing about Moonlight is how three different actors play Kevin/Chiron, and each version adds resonance to the other two.
February 24, 2017
Filled with extraordinary performances, Moonlight explores the tension between private and public selves for a closeted black individual who feels pressure to conform to traditional but arbitrary standards of masculinity. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 23, 2017
A cinematic symphony of the patterns and rhythms that come with deciding who you're going to be.
February 22, 2017
An excellent, poweful and impeccably acted film. [Full review in Spanish]
February 22, 2017
Cinematic experiences like this don't come around very often, where you bear witness to a vision that feels both completely fresh, and as universal and deeply personal as film-making can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 21, 2017
Jenkins, cinematographer James Laxton and composer Nicholas Britell combine majestically to elevate Chiron's epic to celestial plains.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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