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The 50 Best Coming of Age Movies Ever


Nobody ever asked to grow up, but we all do, and then we watch movies about it.

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The Irresistible Appeal of Culinary Courtship in Film


Cheers to this very cheesy, yet very pure, film trope.

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6 Filmmaking Tips From Barry Jenkins


The filmmaker behind ‘Moonlight’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ discusses radical empathy, perseverance, and the undervalued merits of the voice-over.

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Barry Jenkins is Busier Than Ever


The ‘Moonlight’ director is set to adapt two seminal novels for both film and television.


The Quiet, Necessary Radicalism of Barry Jenkins’ Movies


We explore two movies from Jenkins’ filmography that prove that this director knows exactly how to use the power of film to affirm the humanity of society’s most persecuted.

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The Kids Are More Than Alright


Kids on film offer their profoundly simple take on the world: adults would do well to pay attention.

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What We Can Learn From ‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins’ First Short Film


Barry Jenkins wrote and directed ‘My Josephine’ in 2003 as a film student.

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The Working Class Heroes of 2017


This was a year in which Hollywood reached out into the rest of America to find some of its most compelling heroes.

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Why We Identify With Everyone In ‘Moonlight’


Film theory tackles why the film’s story speaks to those of us that could never have lived it.