Moonlight ★★★★

The only previous feature from Jenkins was a scruffy but smart 2008 Before Sunrise riff called Medicine for Melancholy. It was a minor but charming indie romantic comedy, a portrait of two African-Americans tentatively connecting in a white hipster scene, but it was not necessarily a signpost pointing toward great things ahead. Nearly a decade later, the fully realized and remarkably assured Moonlight feels more like a hard-earned career-capper rather than the career-igniter that it should become.

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My #9 film of 2016

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