American Honey

American Honey ★★★★½

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Not much changed for me on this rewatch, except for maybe noticing its length a little more.

At the end of the day though this film is right up my alley and it walks the fine line of showing you the good, the bad and the ugly (in the characters, soundtrack and America as a whole) in a surprisingly controlled, and slightly endearing way.

I think Sasha Lane’s performance here is the stand out. She’s seems so much older than in The Miseducation of Cameron Post even though that was filmed later. It’s a hard role to pull off because she’s playing a character who‘s playing someone else, as Star has a lot of barriers up and shows different versions of herself to different people. It’s an intricate and nuanced performance and she handles it very well.

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