Moonlight is both a disarmingly, at times almost unbearably personal film and an urgent social document, a hard look at American reality and a poem written in light, music and vivid human faces.
Basking in this "Moonlight" is one of the cinematic joys of the year.
"Moonlight" is a film of rare grace - a tender, compassionate, restrained look at a life lived in the shadows.
Bullying, poverty, closeted sexuality, drug abuse, and racial strife combine to form an overworked agenda of cultural woes that's more concerned with rubber-stamping issues than telling an original story.
In its quietly radical grace, it's a cultural watershed - a work that dismantles all the ways our media view young black men and puts in their place a series of intimate truths.
A deeply personal and visually mesmerizing drama that just might be the year's best movie.
Touching and disturbing, avoiding clich�s, shattering stereotypes and succeeding from every angle.
It's less a story than a collection of moments, which leaves its viewer feeling moved and changed, as if you've spent time in someone else's dreams and woke up understanding who they are.
The film soon moves from the familiar to the foreign, becoming a textured exploration of black masculinity and coming-of-age that plumbs beyond clich�s and stereotypes.