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Beach Rats (2017)

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Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer. With his father dying and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling towards irreparable consequences.

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With just two films, Eliza Hittman has established herself as one of the premier chroniclers of wayward youth.

March 13, 2017 | Full Review…

"Beach Rats," a boldly irreconcilable drama, shows a character locating ugliness and horror within himself.

January 30, 2017 | Full Review…

A drama with a strong lead performance and even stronger sense of place.

January 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Dickinson is quietly excellent in the lead role, conveying hints of the emotions that Frankie, immersed in his macho go-nowhere social circle, can't bring himself to articulate.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A film that has the precision of a great short story and the uneasiness of body horror.

January 25, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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This is achingly delicate psychological territory, heavily dependent on just the right actor to make flesh its scripted subtleties - and Hittman has found him in Dickinson ...

January 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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