In the end, us boys we all turn into our Fathers. We just want to be held, to be hugged, to be loved, to be desired, to be respected, to be wanted. And loved LOVE is the most beautiful of things. Beach scene might just've entered the top of my list for "Most Romantic & Erotic scene EVER" on film. I did not know you could portray sex, attraction, desire, lust, horniness in such a subtle way. Someone's a Mann's fanboy.
The incredible true story of how a group of NASA scientists, who refuse to carry guns, lose their brother on a train and their kids in a house fire, whilst building a fence on their Texas ranch, deciphering an alien language and playing the keytar.
While the director's hand may be felt a little too keenly, the screenplay and subdued performances evoke swirling currents of desire, anger and confusion in Chiron's search for an identity. A rich, nuanced and intermittently compelling character portrait driven by unspoken longing and loneliness.
You understand who's Chiron. He stands out in a audience. Beyond that shell (the physical transformation) you clearly see that it's all a fake, plastic self, he created to hide his fears. And all of that disappears when he reunites with his childhood friend. He's still the same little kid that likes the sound of the waves at night.
3,5. Suka sekali 40 menit terakhirnya yang visual Wong Kar Wai-nya sangat efektif. Feel romance ala Happy Together/In The Mood For Love/My Blueberry/Chungking kerasa banget. Sayang 1 jam awalnya menurutku gak seperti itu.
Overhyped as it may be, it is quite like an effective short story that had been touted as the great American novel. I was tired of hearing about this for months but it really is a great character driven film like what Indie movies used to be like although i wish it's scope had been a bit more ambitious.
While I'm not one to root for a film based on its political or social significance at the time of release, "Moonlight" feels incredibly appropriate for the American reality right now. Of course the great acting, beautiful cinematography, epic violins and somewhat unexplored context for an LGBT coming of age story all lead to an indie Oscar contender that manages to make a statement while still being very artistic.
Digital. Two films exist concurrently: one is a resilient love story that crosses times and spaces and follows the main idea underlying black popular culture, that of spirit's permanence, which soul music glorifies so well. But there's also a film that exhibits a decontextualized formality made of an exhibitionism clearly in loss when compared with the containment of the magnificent trio of main actors.