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Movie Mezzanine’s Year In Film, Superlatives

Movie Mezzanine’s Year In Film, Superlatives


Nobody ever gets sick of list-writing exercises or year-end reminiscences, so here’s a double dose from Movie Mezzanine, where I wrote about the 2016 film that’s most likely to inspire future filmmakers (Moonlight), and my favorite older discovery made during the year, The Executioner.

Review: Moonlight, 2016, dir. Barry Jenkins

Review: Moonlight, 2016, dir. Barry Jenkins


I’ve not yet stumbled upon a review of Moonlight that has found a way to associate the film’s message with the central philosophies of the Black Lives Matter movement, mostly because that movement is not germane to the film’s messages and because, I suspect, any white author writing about Barry Jenkins’ extraordinary second feature is smart … Continue reading