Our discussion of lyrical portraits of unrequited love turns its attention to Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT, the look and feel of which—the final third in particular—recalls the bittersweet tone of Wong Kar-Wai’s IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. We share our reactions to MOONLIGHT, and consider the two films’ shared qualities, including their use of unusual framing and the thematic importance placed on food. Plus, Your Next Picture Show, where we share recent filmgoing experiences in hopes of putting something new on your cinematic radar.
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Main Discussion: 03:01-39:50
Your Next Picture Show: 39:50-
*Tasha: Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn’s TROLLS
*Keith: Kelly Fremon Craig’s THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN
*Scott: David Farrier’s TICKLED
*Genevieve: Park Chan-Wook’s THE HANDMAIDEN
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