"Writer-director Sean Baker proved with Tangerine, his 2015 indie breakout smash about transgender hookers in Hollywood, that he could make a fizzing, incredibly fresh drama of street life with a camera setup comprising three iPhones. It wasn’t a gimmick any old director could have made work. As if to prove that he’s not beholden to one fixed aesthetic, Baker has cast this off completely for his new film, The Florida Project, switching to 35mm celluloid and the gifted Mexican cinematographer Alexis Zabe, who worked with Carlos Reygadas on the bewitchingly beautiful Silent Light and Post Tenebras Lux. The Florida Project absolutely sings as a visual achievement, and not only as that. Working again with co-writer Chris Bergoch, Baker has chosen for his setting a roadside strip-motel in Orlando, and turns it into the single most vivid location in recent movies."