American Honey

American Honey ★★★★★

Now where should I begin with a modern classic as fresh and raw as early Larry Clark and Harmony Korine but as defined as structured as a Bogdonovich film. Shia needs a best supporting nom for a powerhouse of a performance and the 4:3 aspect ratio is as flawless as it was in NO (not the pretentious and contrived "Mommy" use of the switch aspect ratios). It was just ballsy and fresh to see an artist stick to his guns and not stoop to gimmicks just for the sake of it, which I felt Mommy was. The directing was so fresh and yet so classic dogme (95) it was something to truly marvel in. How this didn't win the director award at Cannes over Personal Shopper is going to haunt the film festival circuit for years to come. This might be the turn around film for 2016.

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