Movie Reviews

Movie Review – “If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018)



Barry Jenkins outdid himself with “If Beale Street Could Talk” by making the most important movie of 2018. Jenkins takes his universal constant of love in the face of hate or the unknown and makes it so rich and real that it is impossible not to be invested in every one of these wonderfully fleshed out characters. This film only gets better as it goes on though, building up from a simple, almost naive story about love into a complex symphony of emotion, examining the true beauty of being human, being vulnerable and being in love, turning that naivety into a great examination that only Barry Jenkins has been able to capture so perfectly. So if there’s any movie worth seeing this season, it just might be “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

Final Grade: A


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