December 21, 2016

Movie Review: Moonlight


Golden Globe Nominations
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Naomie Harris
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting - Mahershala Ali
Best Director - Motion Picture: Nicholas Britell
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Over the weekend I saw Moonlight. It is nominated for six Golden Globe Awards and will probably get several Academy Award nominations as well.  Here's the summary from IMDB.com:

A timeless story of human connection and self-discover, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Moonlight is a sad story of a young man with a rough childhood, but it has been beautifully done. There are three actors who play Chiron through out the film. Alex R Hibbert plays Chiron around the age of 10. Ashton Sanders plays Chiron at high school age. Trevante Rhodes plays Chiron as an adult. All three of them were fantastic in this film.  Naomie Harris played Chiron's mother through out the film and is nominated for Supporting Actress.  Mahershala Ali plays a man that young Chiron meets when he needs a male influence more than anything.  If you look closely at the movie poster, you'll see that it's all three Chirons.  The three actors depict the three different chapters that this film is broken down into - i Little | ii Chiron | iii Black.


Brian Tallerico, from RogerEbert.com, "Moonight is a film that is both lyrical and deeply grounded in its character work, a balancing act that's breathtaking to behold."  This movie stays completely focused on its character and never strays away from the point of it all.

This movie isn't for everyone, but it's definitely something to see.  I give 4 out of 5 stars!