The Florida Project ★★★★

Among the most beautiful of contemporary indie movies, with cinematography that recalls the humid tension of Do the Right Thing, all sweating colors and fluorescent lighting/cheap TV glows in motel rooms that recall interiors in Asian cinema. Performances are exquisite across the board, and the film's observations of affection, despair and the survivalist ingenuity required of the poor are the latest proof that few independent filmmakers are as attuned to the expressions of their characters as Baker. If anything I'm underrating this.