MOONLIGHT (2016) was powerful, poignant, and gutsy. I highly recommend this heartfelt film. It’s always wonderful to see images of grown men being tender and intimate with each other, particularly between Black men. Such expressions are still somehow quite daring and rarely portrayed compared to all the man-on-man (and man-on-woman) violence so many movies and TV shows broadcast day in and day out. I was deeply moved by the love, honesty, and courage that came through in this screen gem. More cinema like MOONLIGHT is needed.
Mini Movie Review (MOONLIGHT)
Published by The Practical, Fanciful Pagan
I'm gay, married, Pagan, and Progressive-minded from California, raised by hippie intellectuals. I relocated to Massachusetts for graduate school and never moved back to the Left Coast. My day job is that of psychotherapist in private practice, a profession I love with all my heart and a dream fully realized that I'd had since fifteen years of age. These are my rantings, reviews, and reflections. If nothing else, I hope you find something worth reading here and leave the rest. View all posts by The Practical, Fanciful Pagan
3 thoughts on “Mini Movie Review (MOONLIGHT)”
Loved this film and was so happy to see it receive the awards and recognition it deserved, rising about La-LA land to embrace the Oscar. I think I will watch it again.
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It was very powerful. The star who played the adult version of Chiron appears in some other gay-themed movie. I can’t remember the title, though. I saw some images from the movie. I wonder if it’s as good as MOONLIGHT?
Oh, and I dig your website, Basya!