#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Three time periods – young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult – in the life of black-American Chiron is presented. When a child, Chiron lives with his single, crack addict mother Paula in a crime ridden neighborhood in Miami. Chiron is a shy, withdrawn child largely due to his small size and being neglected by his mother, who is more concerned about getting her fixes and satisfying her carnal needs than taking care of him. Because of these issues, Chiron is bullied, the slurs hurled at him which he doesn’t understand beyond knowing that they are meant to be hurtful. Besides his same aged Cuban-American friend Kevin, Chiron is given what little guidance he has in life from a neighborhood drug dealer named Juan, who can see that he is neglected, and Juan’s caring girlfriend Teresa, whose home acts as a sanctuary away from the bullies and away from Paula’s abuse. With this childhood as a foundation, Chiron may have a predetermined path in life, one that will only be magnified in terms of its problems when he reaches his difficult teen years when peer pressure affects what he and many of his peers do, unless he follows Juan’s advice of truly making his own decisions for himself.
Plot: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
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A long drawn out film of character study and identity development of self discovery and meaning.
Director Barry Jenkins is one that I’ve never really heard of, but here I’ve just checked out his latest the character study film called “Moonlight”, and I was pretty well pleased. It shows and proves that many people develop from their past experiences and they are indeed products of their environment. As with people and life it’s simply a passage a journey of time and discovery.
“Moonlight” is broken into three different chapters as it looks at the life of Chiron a young black boy from a little boy growing up all the way up to an adult. I’m sure all of us remember someone growing up from our past that was picked on or bullied as a kid or who grew up with a single parent the way that Chiron did.
Chiron’s a little black boy who’s growing up in the rough slum projects of the Miami, Florida streets and he’s doomed from the start by having a crack addicted mom and he’s never known his father. In fact Chiron’s only direction is that from the local street drug dealer named Juan(Mahershala Ali).
Plus Chiron is shy and timid he has a stutter problem and he’s bullied and picked on at school he’s beat up on quite often. As Chiron grows more self discovery and identity is formed especially sexually as Chiron discovers he’s gay.
More touching is how we see Chiron as a grown man in the end as the final scenes take him back to it all with memories and thoughts of how he was shaped and molded as an adult. Overall well done film of character development and it shows how people are products of their environment and the people that surround them have influence over them just like in Chiron’s case.
Moonlight is everything a movie should be and more
I’ve seen a lot of movies lately, mostly because we’ve had a series of amazing releases but Moonlight affected me deeply on a personal level like very few managed to do in the past few years.
Having seen the trailer only once and knowing the brilliant cast – Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae – I was sure this one would be a hit. And ten minutes into it I had already gotten a handful of tissues out, like the rest of the audience in the theater and was silently wiping my tears while the actors gave a stellar performance.
First of all, I was ecstatic to see that Moonlight featured an all black cast. From behind the camera, to the leads, down to the last extra, kudos and please can we have more already? Second of all, Moonlight showed that a movie can talk about queerness in the black community and turn it into art and present it with dignity and beauty and capture the essence of being a black gay man, the masculinity and actually show the struggles, it went to places a few movies would dare to go and it spoke to me; I know for a fact a lot of people walked out of the cinema more accepting and open-minded. I had a 70-year-old grandpa sitting next to me, weeping and crying like a child, I have never felt more connected with the people I’m randomly watching a movie with.
I can’t talk about Moonlight enough, the cinematography was exquisite and the directing was epic, the editing just brilliant. I could almost feel the sunlight through the screen and the humidity in the air. The camera takes you with the people and it captures emotion and feelings like you are there, somehow managing to peak into their lives.
Despite the fact that the movie goes from decade to decade, childhood, young adult and grown man, you never feel any gaps in the story. Sure through the years there are noticeable differences and happenings we don’t know about – and never really get answers to – but this is Chiron’s story and unlike books, people don’t go about their life everyday talking about the past, or recalling life altering events. We get three major turning points in Chiron’s life, presented beautifully and with a painful honesty. The ending left me gasping and a mess, I was happy and full of emotions and love and I still remember scenes from the movie and my heart breaks for Little and at the same time I feel happy for Black and I want to protect Chiron.
Moonlight is everything a movie should be and more; an example of how things can and should be portrayed and it all comes with brilliant performances and incredible directing. If there’s only one movie you’ll watch this year, it’s Moonlight. This is why representation matters and why we need more of it. Take everyone with you, recommend it to as many people as you can, never stop talking about it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Director Barry Jenkins
Writer Barry Jenkins (screenplay by), Tarell Alvin McCraney (story by)
Actors Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert
Awards Won 3 Oscars. Another 219 wins & 290 nominations.
Production Company Plan B Entertainment, Upload Films, Pastel
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Hawk V-Lite, Kowa Prominar and Angenieux Optimo A2S Lenses
Laboratory Color Collective (color services), EPS-Cineworks (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SxS ProRes 4:4:4 (2K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Hawk Scope (anamorphic) (source format), Kowa Scope (anamorphic) (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema