Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock ★★★★½

Although it's technically an episode of television, watching Lovers Rock in anywhere but a movie theater feels like such a betrayal. What a thoroughly intoxicating experience. The prodding waistlines, the possessed howls, the thrill of night suddenly turning into day. You're on the dance floor with these strangers, as the entire world washes away. I'm not a big club guy. Pre-COVID, I'd go out maybe 10 times a year, at most. But this movie made me yearn for the overcrowded bars and long lines to the bathroom. Is it cinema? Who cares. It's the best thing I've seen this year.