Moonlight (2016) Review

Going into this movie with full acknowledgement of its post-festival hype, I was surprised by how small a movie Moonlight turned out to be. I don’t mean small as in bad, but small as in intimate. Moonlight isn’t a movie about capital-I Identity, it’s about the identity of one man – it’s main character, Chiron. And it’s not really even about Chiron struggling to find his identity as a black man, or a gay man, it’s just about Chiron figuring out who Chiron is, and maybe not getting there.

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