Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Required watching

Moonlight is a work of art.

Finally got around to watching this film over the holidays. Gorgeously-shot, characters to fall in love with, and a work that forces you (in the most beautiful way) to feel compassion and heartbreak and love. (And I'm still processing the rest of my emotions.) 

Yes, it's about a Miami boy who's poor and African American and gay. But the story doesn't hit you over the head with these details. Underneath the surface, it's about our humanity. It's about our desire to be loved and wanted and understood. It's about how cruel and f*cked up life can be but finding beauty amid circumstance. 

Required watching for every grown up. 

The best movie of 2016. (New York Times)