Review: The Florida Project (2017)

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The Florida Project, director Sean Baker’s follow-up to the iPhone-shot Tangerine, is set a stone’s throw from Disney World, in and around budget purple-painted motel The Magic Castle. It’s here that brash six year-old Moone (a breathtaking Brooklynn Prince) lives with her young, rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). Continue reading “Review: The Florida Project (2017)”

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Review: Tangerine (2015)

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There are certain films that don’t follow through on their initial hype, and then there’s Tangerine, which more than validates its early buzz. Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriquez) is fresh out of prison, splitting a celebratory donut with her friend Alexandra (Mya Taylor) when it comes out that her pimp has been sleeping around. Enraged, Sin-Dee scours the bright, dangerous streets of downtown LA for revenge; Alexandra trailing in an foolish attempt to avoid drama. Continue reading “Review: Tangerine (2015)”