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The Existential Rhythm of Fortitude in Moonlight

Artistic cinematography and a devoted biographical approach characterize Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016). With plot-driven tri-part divisions, Moonlight poetically chronicles the growth and maturity of identity searching as a boy matures into a man. It is a memorable film with few words, a collage of characters scarred by social misfortunes, and a message of hope that is […]

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Self-Isolation Soundtrack: The Music of If Beale Street Could Talk

So much of Barry Jenkins’ James Baldwin adaptation If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) looks and feels like Love. All its wonder and joyous trepidation and all its pain and fear. The intensity with which the characters of Tish and Fonny stare at each other, and by design, us, is palpable. The energy pierces the screen and […]

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Best of the Decade: 2015-2019

Part two of our Best of the Decade feature runs the gamut, from animation (Kubo and the Two Strings, Loving Vincent), to blockbuster actioners (Mad Max: Fury Road, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), to avant-garde experiments testing the boundaries of cinema itself (Sleep Has Her House, Bitter Lake). Think we missed anything? Let us know @BigPicFilmMag! […]

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Big Picture contributors’ top 5 films of 2017

Big Picture writers share their personal favourites.