When I was working at The Royal Court Theatre in London years ago, they staged Tarell Alvin McCraney’s ‘Wig Out!’. For a theatre whose ethos is about speaking loud their social commentary and breaking historical boundaries – it was still unlike anything we’d produced before. I remember how excited I was to procure comp tickets to encourage my people to come and see it. And I’ve been just as excited for everyone to go see ‘Moonlight’ too. The parallels between ‘Moonlight’ and
Directing something you're starring in is tough, and I've seen very few pull it off successfully - I personally suck at it. If you're lucky, just your performance suffers (see Argo), when you're less fortunate both the film and acting aren't quite where they should be. I think a little bit of that happens here, especially with the start of the film Fences.
The film is fine, and the performances strong - Denzel is good, but when you're used to excellent as the bar for him, t