To quote Chris Stuckmann, "Moonlight is everything I wanted Boyhood to be."
Like Chris, I liked and respected Boyhood, but MOONLIGHT blew it out of the water.
The film chronicles the journey of Chiron, a boy battling with his own personal issues as we see throughout three stages of his life. I have so much respect and interest in Barry Jenkins, the man is absolutely sensational and a director I will definitely look into.
Beautiful, touching, real, endearing, powerful and everything in between, 2016 has proven to be better than I thought it was as I finally get around to watching some of the best from the year. Like THE HANDMAIDEN, this film is truly exceptional and will definitely teach me to branch out from the influx of mainstream films we get every year.
Now I'm off to see Murder on the Orient Express.
Don't judge me.