Review: If Beale Street Could Talk


Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar-winning film Moonlight, is based off the James Baldwin novel of the same name, and finds the director further refining his style to create a piece that feels more like a free-form jazz composition or a long-form poem than a narrative. Exquisitely shot and wonderfully performed, If Beale Street Could Talk is a delicate and artfully crafted love story that is deeply affecting on multiple levels. Regina King gives a standout performance and the musical score by Nicholas Britell is a thing of beauty. If you found yourself enraptured by Moonlight, you’ll be swept away by Beale Street. Grade: A.


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