If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk ★★★★½

“Love brought you here. If you trusted love this far, trust it all the way.”

this made me realize that i’ve never really been in love, even when i thought i was. never looked at anyone the way Tish and Fonny do at each other, the world falling away while their face comes into focus. the pure and glowing center of the universe as it stands still around them and everything they have known before is gone and there is only the mirror of their unconditional love, they they they. how do you come back from a feeling as strong as this, how can you bear the weight of realizing your own utter dependence on another human to exist like this? that is how i know now, because it seems like the hardest thing in the world to do, when it shouldn’t be anything but a step over the edge knowing that your other will be there beside you. 

Barry Jenkins writes love letters with his films and they carry lines of such unlimited affection for people that i am drowning in the vast sea of emotions he creates

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