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Thursday, 19 November 2015

TANGERINE [2015]

Director Sean Baker (one of the oddballs behind Greg the Bunny) brings us Tangerine, a dark comedy filmed entirely on the iPhone 5s to great effect.
It's Christmas Eve in Hollywood and two transgender prostitutes & an unlucky cab driver's lives keep throwing shit at them no matter what day it is.
Tangerine sounds like a gimmicky low-budget hipster film but given the chance, you'll discover it's a fast-paced, well-acted and oddly humorous story about friendship, betrayal & donut shops.  Not once are you ever reminded that "it's that iPhone movie about transsexual hookers".   Baker embraces the limitations of the iPhone's capabilities with his visual storytelling, coloring the film in faded hazy colors and moments of a stark drabness within all the colorful skylines and Christmas lights.

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