If Beale Street Could Talk ★★★★

Another emotional powerhouse from Barry Jenkins. The performances, Britell's score, the naturalistic camera work and lighting were all beautiful. The films handling of sensitive subject matter, from rape, to racism, to the corruption of the criminal justice system, was very tasteful and realistic. I was left wanting more from certain characters and subplots but this film is such a well crafted punch to the heart, it is easy to look over it's lesser moments.