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Sean Baker United States, 2017

Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Florida Project

Looked at in the right way, flamingos are never really in the way; probably best not to get in theirs either. As in Tangerine, Baker gives us characters whose humanity sparks and jumps like a live wire. These kids are necessarily limited compared to that film's stars, but within those limits they're just as sticky-sweet, fucked-up, and run amok by boredom. Meanwhile the adults, winningly awful, are awfully winning.