Moonlight

Release Date: November 18, 2016
Review Date: January 17, 2017
Reviewer: Blake Leath
Genre(s): Drama

Mahershala Ali (Juan), Janelle Monáe (Teresa), and Naomie Harris (Paula) are particularly spectacular, and the film's tagline, "This is the story of a lifetime," is truth in advertising.

Though, to be even more precise, it's the story of identity and connection and, in no small way, the place of role models, be they gifts or curses.

It's a heartbreaking film, supremely acted.

"At some point, you gotta decide for yourself who you're going to be. Can't let nobody make that decision for you."