American Honey may have been the movie I was most interested in but didn’t get a chance to see last year. It’s been streaming on Amazon for a few months now (it’s pretty long, at almost three hours, so I sort of put it off), and I finally got around to watching it last week.
There’s a whole lot to like about the film, but what impressed me the most is just how well director Andrea Arnold is able to build and maintain so many different characters. There are frequent shots of maybe a dozen people in a car, and despite the tight space and the nonstop chatter, you’re somehow able to follow along with who’s who and what’s happening.
I still wish the film built to a more obvious conclusion, but I really enjoyed just watching the way it built a…
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Author: Jacob Kastrenakes
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