Moonlight (2016)

 Rated R for a handful of dirty, dirty words.

Despite the thunder-thieving controversy at the Oscars, Moonlight is a tremendous motion picture. Our 66th edition of the Next 100 Project tackles that Oscar screw-up, of course, but we dig deep into all areas of this indie hit. Barry Jenkins’ direction, the subtle script and the entire cast (especially Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Trevante Rhodes) are marvelous pluses in this quiet flick that tackles plenty of tough issues. Drink up some Sparkplug Coffee as you digest our discussion.

For The Record: It’s a 9-hour drive from Atlanta to Miami.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

IMDb’s Top 250 (not that Moonlight is on there)

2016 U.S. Box Office

2016 in film

2016 Academy Award winners & nominees

Oscar acceptance speeches: Best Picture and Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay

YouTube: “it’s okay to be gay” and the beach hand-job and Chiron goes WWE on Terrell and the ending

Links to: Do The Right Thing and Brokeback Mountain and Medicine For Melancholy and Carol and Spotlight and La La Land

Previously on the Next 100 Project: Laura

June 26th on the Next 100 Project: Sweet Smell Of Success