Does James Cameron’s name hold so much weight that Fox thought that it was a good idea to give him a 200 million dollar production budget for a live-action adaption of a manga series not many people are aware of for a film that spent 15 years in development hell?
Moonlight has more in common with impressionist paintings than modern cinema. It is soft-focused and visceral. It is not about race or sexuality or masculinity, yet it takes us into those spaces to experience the film rather than just watch. It defies holistic labels and compels engagement with its fragments. You do not see this film for entertainment but to share a journey into darkness to find light.