Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight has been taking the world by storm. It’s one of the frontrunners for the Best Picture and Best Director Academy Awards, which are coming up in just a few short weeks. It’s also sitting at 98% at Rotten Tomatoes. For those people who don’t understand maths, that’s almost a perfect score.
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“A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, 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. 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, 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.”
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