The Light of the Moon Review: A Powerful Sexual Assault Drama

The Light of the Moon delves into the messy realities of the emotional and physical fallout of rape, giving rise to a moving yet sensitive drama.

The feature length debut for director Jessica M. Thompson, The Light of the Moon is a sexual assault drama anchored by a leading performance from Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz. Beatriz was among the standouts in Destin Daniel Crutton’s Indie drama Short Term 12 before she became known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz, so in a sense Light of the Moon brings her back to her acting roots. Thompson, for her part, is an Australian filmmaker who worked in the field of ...

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