Since Travis Bickle from Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver,” rarely have there been protagonists like the tortured Joe (Joaquin Phoenix).
The true problem with “Flower” is that it is a female-led film by male writers who have no real insight on the topics they are attempting to tackle.
Every character besides the narrator is played by a member of the audience. Some stay in their seats … while others are brought onto the stage.
“The point of those exercises is to teach you what your gut reaction is, so you can learn what your inherent biases are and point them out.”
“Moonlight” was one of five films in its category, which included “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea.”