From The Great Performances of 2016


This is a really fun list. contributors each talk about a different great performance from 2016. I wrote about Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight. You can read the full list here.

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6 Responses to From The Great Performances of 2016

  1. Desirae says:

    I was so blown away by Moonlight that I have no words for it. I just keep telling people – go see it, go see it. It isn’t like any other movie out there, period. And I have never left a theater feeling so at peace. It’s been three weeks and I’m still thinking about it.

    When Roger Ebert called movies ‘machines for empathy’ this is what he meant.

    If I had to pick a ‘favorite’ Chiron it would be Ashton Sanders (I believe he is a prodigy, and I interested in seeing The Retrieval now) but there isn’t a weak point in the whole movie. It’s perfect.

    • sheila says:

      // And I have never left a theater feeling so at peace. //

      I know just what you mean. And when does THAT happen?? I read a couple of pieces in LGBT pubs that were disappointed in the ending – but to me that says more about the writers than about the film. Falling into bed with someone is not the be-all of personal expression. Tender affection – which also equals acceptance of that part of himself that IS sexually/emotionally attracted – is even more of a revolution – and something the world needs more of in general. I actually couldn’t believe the movie ended when it did … I was blown away.

      Ashton Sanders was incredible. That scene on the beach is one of my favorite scenes of the year.

      The movie really isn’t like anything else and I have a hard time describing why – so, like you, I just say to people, “Go see it.”

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