5 Reasons Why “The Florida Project” Should Have Been Nominated For Best Picture

Each year the nominations for the Academy Award for Best Picture are announced and invariably each year people decry the exclusions. This list will do this very thing, for it’s easy to feel justified in saying that The Florida Project (2017) should have earned a nomination for Sunday’s ceremony. Sean Baker’s wonderful, enlightening drama is […]

The Florida Project – VIFF 2017 Review

New Jersey-born filmmaker Sean Baker follows up his candy-colored transgender screwball comedy Tangerine (2015)––also his highly lauded cinematic breakthrough––with another vivid tour-de-force film, which brings with it an illustrious new joie de vivre to the essentia of youth, The Florida Project. Set in a superannuated, very tacky and pastel colored corner of Orlando interstate, which […]