D: Sophie Brooks.
S: Zosia Mamet, Matthew Shear, Deirdre O'Connell, Sarah Ramos, Diana Irvine, Arliss Howard.
Conventional rom-com. Passes the time. Another New York-set movie with a lack of diversity.
ANCHOR AND HOPE ★★★☆☆
D: Carlos Marques-Marcet.
S: Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena, Trevor White, Charlotte Atkinson, David Verdaguer, Geraldine Chaplin.
Family dynamics drama. Character playfulness enlivens. Ending brings a groan. Should have concluded a few minutes earlier.
THE FLORIDA PROJECT ★★★★½
D: Sean Baker (Tangerine, Starlet).
S: Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Bria Vinaite, Macon Blair, Caleb Landry Jones.
Heartfelt commentary. Director continues to lovingly catalogue those society ignores.
SWEET COUNTRY ★★★★☆
D: Warwick Thornton (Samson & Delilah).
S: Hamilton Morris, Sam Neill, Thomas M. Wright, Ewen Leslie, Bryan Brown.
Vitriolic Australian Western on abuse of indigenous population. Finely calibrated. Searingly acted.