I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the feature film, Moonlight, is a pretty big deal. And not because of the Oscar fuck-up, either. It’s a big deal because it’s quite possibly the best movie evah. It’s brilliant, and beautiful, and completely unexpected. Well, maybe not anymore since everyone’s talking about, so maybe the plot has been spoiled for you. But, I was fortunate enough to watch this movie without knowing a thing about it, because in one of my unicorn moments of spontaneity I decided to go see a random film on a random day.
Well. That was a good day. I haven’t been so overtaken by a film since Slumdog Millionaire (another film that if you haven’t watched you need to watch it). Jesus, Moonlight was everything I never knew I wanted. I swear, I walked out of that theatre like 😍😍😍 (even as the older couple who sat in front of me griped that it was “weird” 🙄). I texted everyone and told them to march their asses to the theatre. To avoid spoilers and just go. This movie with its penetrating script, powerful actors, and potently human message needs to be seen by everyone. I can’t describe how thrilling it was to experience this movie, especially since I was so unsure about how things would unravel. Aaaargh! I want to say more, but I can’t! Just go see it.
Now that I’ve done my part to bully you into watching, I’m going to watch it again for a second time to see if I’ll experience the same feelings again.
The Second Time I Watched Moonlight and…
This little dude is so sad, I wanna hug him.
Hmmm…this play scene is still a bit…yep.
That looks nearly identical to my backyard. Miami!
Love the score.
“There are black people everywhere.” *Thinks of Frozen*
“In the moonlight, black boys look blue.”
“…you gotta decide for yourself who you’re gonna be.”
What are these children doing? Like a peanut..?
He’s so lonely.
“You’ll know when you know.”
Teenagers are so damn cruel.
I love Janelle Monáe.
I’m still mad Juan disappeared.
Oh, my God. NAOMI.
He’s such a fucking flirt.
The breeze does feel good as hell.
All these actors are stellar.
Holy shit. (Yep, still a shock.)
“What you gotta be sorry for?”
This kid is a monster.
Just say “no.” Shit, I can’t watch.
Yes, do it!
He deserved it.
iii.Black is my favorite.
Fucking Kevin…still such a damn flirt.
“You ain’t gotta love me, but you gon’ know that I love you.”
“I here you, momma” 😭😭😭
☺️ I want a chef special.
♫Seems like a mighty long time♫☺️
This car scene, though.
This kitchen scene, though.
This movie, though.
…it’s still the best.