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Plot: After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.
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Maybe I expected too much.
This film is based on James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. I read it at the time and was very moved. It told me so much I didn’t know. But that was in 1974, and one has heard the same story over and over since then. Barry Jenkins is telling a period piece, a mood piece. It is brilliantly acted and gorgeously shot. The music is too loud, but maybe that is deliberately appropriate. The narrative moves very slowly, with the deceptive languor of the South. That might work if it were set in the South, but it’s not; it’s Harlem. It has the feel of 1974, and it certainly could be New York – or Philadelphia or Baltimore – or Chicago or Detroit (which was only beginning to disintegrate then). In short, it doesn’t feel tethered. Memphis, it is not. The result is that, unlike Moonlight, which was very involving, this film is rather stereotypical. Again, that was new in 1974. But not now. Today, we see the same stories over and over on TV screens – some of which are sadly still all too true, and others which are probably ginned up and definitely exploitive. I kept looking at my watch and thinking, “will nothing ever happen?”, and it didn’t. In short, If Beale Street Could Talk does look impressive. (Jenkins’ fans are already gushing. And I am one, but I’m not blown away.) Moonlight it is not.
Great visuals but slow boring dull story – trite and passe soap opera. 5 max
I really enjoyed Moonlight and was really looking forward to Jenkins new film especially with all the high reviews but it was truly disappointing. Sure the cinematography, acting and music is exceptionally well done yet the most vital part is the story which was so slow, dull and boring, almost an outdated trite 1970s film with nothing really refreshing except a story that easily could have been shot as a short film or tv episode but 2 plus hours just felt like a painful boring experience. And the ending is the worst part that leaves one without any finality or closure after all the family goes through and the lovers and it ends with him taking a plea and doing time. Almost makes one wonder what inspired Jenkins to make a film about this subject matter that is so dated or is it to show that not much has changed since the 1970s. Huh?
Hopefully his next film is more entertaining and a story that has some more depth to it. I give it a 5.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Barry Jenkins
Writer Barry Jenkins (written for the screen by), James Baldwin (based on the book by)
Actors KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 106 wins & 179 nominations.
Production Company Pastel, Annapurna Pictures, Plan B Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.00 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa 65, Hasselblad Prime DNA and Hawk 150-450mm Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (6.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema