Tuesday, 9 January 2018

American Honey

I'm a bit late to the party here but I finally saw Andrea Arnold's American Honey and it blew me away. 

It's up there with the best of her gritty British work; Red Road (2006) and Fish Tank (2009), but this time she takes us on a road trip through the heart of the American Midwest with enigmatic newcomer Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf (in a career best performance) and a motley crew of happy-go-lucky teenage magazine sellers.

Once again presented in Arnold's preferred 4:3 aspect ratio, the film feels fresh and euphoric, with dazzling cinematography by Robbie Ryan and a pumping, irresistible soundtrack. I would go as far as to say it's in my top 10 films of the decade so far.

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