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‘Wasp’ Depicts a Family Strained by Circumstance yet Bonded in Love

A single mother in Dartford, England struggles emotionally and financially to support three young girls and a baby boy as she reconnects with an old flame from high school. Andrea Arnold’s Oscar-winning short film Wasp (2003) is an at-times charming and all-around painfully honest portrayal of a family strained by circumstance yet strongly bonded in love. (RMM: 5/5)



American Honey is bittersweet. Mostly bitter. In fact, there is nothing romantic about a band of social refuse, made up of lost and abandoned teens, fabricate identities as young hopefuls to tell stories about college scholarships in order to sell magazines door to door. But this scrappy road-trip film, very much resembling Kerouac’s On the […]