Moonlight Must See

Moonlight starts out small but with each mounting scene director Barry Jenkins reveals a true mastery of film-making and story-telling technique. He is almost maestro-like, conducting a beautiful and powerful classical suite. As a film it is visually musical and extremely moving. That Moonlight emerges from a poem is no surprise, and its power has a way of sneaking up on you. Jenkin’s command of the story’s emotional rhythms, and his ability to evoke such power and tenderness subtly from scene to scene, really demonstrate a true cinematic artist. I am excited to see what he does next. This film requires one’s full uninterrupted attention where you allow the story to wash over you. Safe in the filmmaker’s steady and masterful hand, Moonlight open’s the door for a beautiful, poignant, and to me unforgettable journey.

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