American Honey (2016)
British filmmaker Andrea Arnold has a proven track-record of portraying kids from less affluent families, which she did so well with Fish Tank back in her native England in 2009. This time, she crosses the Atlantic, assembles a bunch of untrained actors from the street and takes them on an extensive road-trip across the United States looking for modern Americana. Her film shows spirited youth who haven't been given a fair chance by society, which is a fair point. But the film ultimately becomes too much ambience and too little substance as Arnold fixates her camera looking over the shoulder of young lead actress Sasha Lane, and lets it stay there for most of the film's far too generous running time. Shia LaBeouf, the film's only professional actor among the leads, also gives the most accomplished performance.