bia’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is such a sensible movie. I felt it broke a thousand stereotypes inside me about black culture and black people in movies.
Hollywood built up for years how black people were portrayed, they were often seen as angry, slaves or drug dealers, in this movie we have a different perspective on that but its still so subtle.
It's a pretty simple story about a boy growing up at the margins of society and trying to stay away from bad examples but still finding in them (Mahershala Ali's character) a person more reliable than their own parent. It's simple, it's sublte, it's incredible.
Kudos to Barry Jenkins for making such a beautiful movie, the shots are really amazing.