Moonlight: A Revelation


I’ll start by admitting that my viewing was long overdue. A confluence of factors contributed to this (not the least of them being that my roommates saw it without me and we’ve seen something else whenever we’ve gone to the theaters since), but that’s no excuse for someone who claims to be a cinephile.

So, Moonlight. Where to start. At the most superficial level, someone might describe it to you as the journey of a young black man growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood, all the while struggling with his sexuality. But this film is so much more than the buzzwords that pepper the previous line. It’s a story of self-discovery. A story of human connection. And a story of otherness.

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The Reel 2016: Best Of


Yes, I know. Nearly everyone has already completed, posted, and fought over their year-end lists. And I’m sure many people would like to forget 2016 as soon as possible.

But, because society loves lists, and I don’t feel like writing a real post, I’ve decided to share my favorite films of 2016 – and there were some great ones!

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