Now this is a Film.
(Before the movie, Paul Schrader said how there hasn’t been another movie like this and doesn’t think there ever will be—he’s right. As a biopic and as a film about a writer, it’s ingenious—mixing life and fiction, as if the latter is more than imagination, as if each story is a limb extending from the author’s body. Wow.)
Love has never been captured so accurately, tenderly, and poetically. Being young & in love & feeling like the whole world stops just for you—it’s such a distinct feeling. And Barry Jenkins makes you feel it.
The score and the camera and these two young lovers sweep you off your feet. Every glance, every touch, every dialogue between Tish and Fonny is so beautiful, so real, so full of love. And Tish’s family, too. There is a bond that ties them, and…