Moonlight

Moonlight ★★★★½

Watched for a third time at home, and it really stands up, I think, despite winning the Academy's top prize (usually a reliable indicator of a stodgy, overhyped film). It's not just the excellent acting in all three timelines, it's the way it's so artfully constructed and filmed, with all the themes of the story reflected in the visuals. But also, despite reliably making me cry, it feels like a hopeful and beautiful vision, and so that's how I remember it, not as a sad film that makes me tear up.

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