Tag Archives: Moonlight

The 15 best films of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

The first half of the year has been filled with some incredible cinema; launching with a slate of Golden Globe and Oscar nominated material, and moving through to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters. Here are the 15 best films released in Australian cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, 2017:... Continue Reading

Moonlight upsets with a Best Picture win as La La Land takes home six Oscars

In a moment that is sure to go down as one of the more embarrassing in Oscar History, the wrong winner was announced for Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today, as Bonnie and Clyde’s Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway revealed the winner as La La Land, before Moonlight eventually accepted the prize. The win for Moonlight in the category is reminiscent of the 1972 win for The Godfather, when it beat out the classic musical Cabaret – which had won a slew of awards before losing the top prize.... Continue Reading

Film Review: Moonlight (USA, 2016) is a stunningly beautiful character study; a modern masterpiece

Two young African American males sit on a beach together, bathed in moonlight. One asks the other: “You cry?”. The other replies, “I cry so much sometimes, I feel like I’ma turn to drops,”. Ripped from the pages of the play Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, this scene for me perfectly sums up everything there is to love about the play’s adaptation, Moonlight: honest, raw, beautiful – this is a stunningly beautiful character study unlike any you’ve seen before.... Continue Reading

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is in awe of the film’s global appeal (EXCLUSIVE)

Less than 48 hours after winning the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama), we sat down with Director Barry Jenkins to talk about his highly acclaimed, award-winning work Moonlight – which hits Australia cinemas this week. In our 15 minute chat we reflect on the night’s big win, the journey to make the film, casting his leads, the film’s “spiritual essence” and the global interest in the film which has left him in “awe”.... Continue Reading