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Three time periods - young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult - in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn't understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan's caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula's abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms... Written by
Director Barry Jenkins' favorite scene in his film was an impromptu sequence of Paula staring straight into the camera over-cranked at 48fps. This was a last-minute decision by Jenkins specifically intended to fully engage the audience with Paula's character. See more »
During a majority of Little's timeline (which is supposed to be set around the 1980s or 1990s), modern day cars are shown driving around - especially when Juan drives Little around in his car. See more »
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To solely categorize this film as an examination of Chiron, a young
African American who has to deal with being gay is accurate but
inadequate. It wouldn't be inadequate to also categorize it as a movie
about drug abuse, school bullying, and isolation. However, if someone
were to ask me what MOONLIGHT is truly about I would say that, at it's
core, it's a film about teaching a child how to swim, feeling the sand
on your skin, and cooking a meal for an old friend.
Director Berry Jenkins is not afraid to be poetic, to guide his film
away from conventional storytelling and offer his audience something to
connect to in their own way. The way his camera roams around is
sensually magnificent; he knows when to cut to the next shot and when
to linger a few seconds longer. But above all else, his ability to add
an extra texture to each scene is awe-inspiring; it's more than just
style for the sake of style; it's essential to the movie's argument.
From the very first shot to the very last, MOONLIGHT is about as
beautiful a movie as you're likely to see this year. The colours are
rich and luminous; James Laxton's cinematography is visually immersive
leaving you stranded inside the story of the film. It moves at a
smooth, welcoming pace. The music, whether it be the classical or
hip-hop selections as well as Nicholas Britell's subtle score, is
perfect. And the performance are, well they're the cherry on top.
It's uncanny how similar the 3 actors, who played the kid, teenage, and
adult versions of Chiron behaved and acted; you'd almost think it was
the same actor who played all three roles. Mahershala Ali and Naomie
Harris are more deserving of Oscar nominations than just about anyone
I've seen this year. They may be the standouts, but all the
performances, ranging from the children to the adults, are so raw and
powerful; a standing ovation for the casting director is in order.
But perhaps the thing about this movie that deserves the most acclaim
is its open-endedness; it's fight against straightforward
categorization and recap. MOONLIGHT so much more than a movie about
growing up gay; it's about overcoming your adversities and, despite
being a product of your environment, figuring out who you want to
become. Identity takes time to discover, and that's something anyone
can relate to.
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