Moonlight review

Barry Jenkin’s coming of age story, Moonlight, is fantastic and one of 2016’s best films. Moonlight is about a young boy, Chiron who grows up in the streets of Miami. The film almost parallels 2014’s Boyhood by showing us a life of a boy and not just one arc. We see three different actors play young Chiron. The film is beautifully shot and emotional raw. The first act is my favorite as we see Chiron growing up as a shy confused young man. He meets Juan, a drug dealer who is more of a father figure and friend, played by Mahershala Ali. Oscar season is upon us and you definitely need to check out Moonlight before the big night!  5/5.