If Beale Street Could Talk

“If Beale Street Could Talk” is the follow-up film from Barry Jenkins who made “Moonlight”. This film is more mainstream than the one from a few years ago. Based on a novel by James Baldwin, It tells the story of an African American family and their struggles. The two leads are wonderful, but Regina King, as one of the mothers, is very good. She is winning most of the supporting actress awards. My problem with this film is that it was too long. Once again, a talented film maker should have had someone else edit it down. It could have done with twenty minutes less.