Review: Moonlight

OscarTalk review of Moonlight

Moonlight is a serious (like, seriously serious) and ponderous film divided into three sections, each depicting events that occur in the life of the main character as he ages from a child (when he’s called “Little”) to a teenager (when he’s call by his given name, Chiron) to an adult (when he’s called “Black”).

Review: Arrival

OscarTalk review of Arrival

Arrival definitely wasn’t my favorite film of the year, but in between the stale military plot points and the absence of interesting characters besides Banks and the aliens, the core of the story – the part about language and communication – was actually pretty interesting. I just wish it had been wrapped around something fresher.