luke dolson’s review published on Letterboxd:
Wow, Andrea Arnold knows how to direct a film. This and Fish Tank prove that once and again. This movie is so full of energy and momentum, it just seamlessly flows like wind from one scene to another, as if each moment in life is a fleeting moment, but moments are also all connected to form who we are. Sasha Lane gives an excellent performance as a free-spirited girl named Star who joins a traveling band of magazine sellers as they road-trip across midwestern America. I think this whole film is a journey; a journey across the country, we get to see all the varieties of people that make up America, we get to see the flowing grass and trees and green, which made me nostalgic for when I used to be able to enjoy the green. And we get to see this amazing journey of Star as she tries to discover herself. The scenes with music are the best; they just flow so well with the songs (which were all great picks) and you can feel the energy, rhythm, and pure cinema of it all.
Sorry for the short review, I don't have as much time as I'd like with college and everything.