If Beale Street Could Talk

Review: If Beale Street Could Talk

21 Mar 19

Baldwin will be spinning in his grave

An over-rich, sentimental telling of an ugly tragic story. It lacks Balwin's acid irony - the film only comes to life when he is directly quoted. It looks gorgeous, the cinematography faultless, the soundscape is brilliant, the acting committed but whereas I wanted Moonlight to go on forever, I just wanted this to end.