If Beale Street Could Talk ★★★★

Christ, that score. I mean, the whole film is just a thing of beauty, but holy hell, the music is stunning beyond words. It’s perfect. 

Regina King is the standout but it’s full of tremendous performances, all whispering their own slivers of light. There’s some dead ends and some resolutions I didn’t enjoy, but then that’s the point. That’s life. That’s how it’s meant to be, and it’s about being honest about it, and finding the beauty within that space. 

And that’s what makes this movie, a borderline tone poem, so special. What a thing.