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Why 'Moonlight' deserves to win the best picture Oscar

Why 'Moonlight' deserves to win the best picture Oscar

“Moonlight” deserves to win the Oscar for best picture.

That may be a crass, clunky thing to say about one of the least self-important American films in recent memory, but then not all truths can be conveyed as gracefully and eloquently as they are in director Barry Jenkins’ beautiful movie.

So at the risk of bluntness, it bears repeating: “Moonlight” deserves to win the Oscar for best picture.

This is not an opinion that will cause much consternation among critics, many of whom have hailed Jenkins’ film as the year’s best. But it may come as a surprise to those who don’t see the greatness in a lyrical, intimate portrait of a black boy named Chiron whose...

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