Daniel Nava splits “American Honey” and “The Edge of Seventeen” on his Chicago Cinema Circuit


Whereas some will cherish Arrival and Moonlight as speaking to the humanism needed to forge on for the next four (eight?) years, I’ll take American Honey as the one to outlast them all; an eerily predictive yet resolutely sincere depiction of lost youth careening through the American heartland, a land marked by one’s utilities to persevere through all its malnourishment and despondency.

But for those looking for something a little less heady yet nevertheless affecting, look no further than to one of the best “wide” releases of the year, Kelly Fremon Craig’s beguiling feature debut, The Edge of Seventeen.


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