Moonlight ★★★★½

A neighborhood spits its inhabitants into a puddle of regret, where struggles live forever by teaching those people that struggle is habitual; everyone's in a rough spot, and something like burgeoning love might disrupt their uniform hardships. The men all around depend on their masculinity to survive one another, and Chiron's position among them keeps him from expressing his sexuality. Image, which he hides behind, dictates he can't be vulnerable. So, in three acts he learns to:

- stay afloat in the sea of this life

- fight back against its current

- and find a safe, cathartic anchor

Seeing him navigate all three... is a beautiful thing. Fuck. Yes. Moonlight. Gorgeous. Possibly as great as the actual moon -- believe that hype.

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