Tangerine Review

by Ian Freer |
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13 Nov 2015

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It may be known as The Movie Shot On An iPhone 5, but Sean Baker’s hymn to the spirit of the streets has so much more going for it. Two transgender prostitutes, Sin-Dee and Alexandra (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor), strut up and down Santa Monica Boulevard searching for the truth about Sin-Dee’s cheating pimp boyfriend, as randy Armenian cab driver Razmik (Karren Karagulian) becomes an increasingly important part of their odyssey. The filmmaking is electric, boasting the vim and verve of a young Scorsese, but equally impressive are the great performances, riotous laughs and the sense of compassion and generosity towards the traditionally marginalised. Terrific stuff.

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