At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, MOONLIGHT is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Barry Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are.
Liked it. Very good movie. The movie is about Chiron, a kid who gets bullied in school and who grows up into a drug dealer, and his relationship with Kevin and coming to terms with being gay. The movie shows how bad life is for an African American kid with a crackhead mother and bullies in school.
Trevante Rhodes was very good as the adult CHiron. André Holland was good as the adult Kevin. Janelle Monáe was good as Teresa. Ashton Sanders was excellent as the teenager Kevin. I think he should have been nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Jharrel Jerome was good as the teenager Kevin. Naomie Harris was excellent as Chiron’s mother and deserves her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Mahershala Ali was good as Juan but I don’t think he deserves his Oscar nomination. His role was not that long nor that consequential.
The movie has been nominated for the following Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actress – Naomie Harris, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.
The movie has a good chance of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
P.S. This was a comment I originally made in February 2017.