Beyond The Lights is one of the greatest romantic films of all time, and definitely of OUR time. Writer/director Gina Prince-Blythewood remains a πŸ‘‘. Best aspects below.
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    Machine Gun Kelly playing rapper "Kid Culprit"
    Strong strong performance with a hefty dose of sleaze!
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    The choice to give our lead purple hair
    Poo stardom is all about strong choices and a purple weave styled in Rita Hayworth waves is the strongest choiceπŸ’œ
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    Nate Parker's sensitive eyes and beautiful stomach
    He's also a very good actor but it's my prerogative to objectify those who have historically objectified! Boom!
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    Minnie Driver kills it
    This is fully her revenge for learning Matt Damon dumped her over the radio 😎
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    The sensual camerawork
    Cinematographically, this film lives somewhere between Cassavetes and a Rihanna video and I didn't realize I needed that so badly until it happened.
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    The lead girl, Noni, has a real appetite
    She's always honking down on some Mac n' Cheese or whatever and it doesn't seem like fakey movie chewing.
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    For real though, this film is the most accurate depiction of the ways in which success and fame can be isolating
    I am obviously not a massive pop star being overly sexualized by my demonic momager, but I related deeply to the emotional fatigue that comes with chasing a dream at nearly any cost and forgetting what initially sent you forth on your journey. There's a gorgeous scene where Noni, our lead, asks her security turned lover Kaz "can I just sleep?" Good thing my on set security is an older woman named Donna or @jackantonoff would be in trouble. And that's something I could only say on ListApp!