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If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)

If Beale Street Could Talk (2019)

A compelling tale of coming to terms with injustice

Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.1

movie

United States of America

English

Slice-of-Life, Slow

2019

Barry Jenkins

Aunjanue Ellis, Brian Tyree Henry, Colman Domingo

120 min

Synopsis

After her fiance is falsely imprisoned, a pregnant African-American woman sets out to clear his name and prove his innocence.

Our Take

8.1
Diego Andaluz

Barry Jenkins’ follow up to his award-winning film Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk is a highly compelling tale that explores the extent of the emotional consequences of racial injustices through the lens of a young couple torn apart by the judicial system. Staying faithful to James Baldwin’s original novel while adopting Jenkins’ signature melancholic style, it fails to reach the brilliance of Moonlight, but still stands strong enough on its own and successfully tugs on your heartstrings.

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