The Last Resort

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An uncannily revealing portrait of American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera's lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970s Miami Beach.

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  • Sweet's work is a time capsule of a bygone era, preserved in glorious, saturated technicolor. He was the master of the unexpected composition, and in that sense, "The Last Resort" is a fitting tribute.

    Mar 13, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Jude Dry

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  • In 70 short minutes, directors Dennis Scholl and Kareem Tabsch skillfully pack their Miami Beach-centric documentary, "The Last Resort," with a wealth of visual, emotional, social, cultural and historical significance.

    Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This affectionate, thoughtful and hugely entertaining movie begins as a documentary about the Jewish snowbirds who settled in South Beach in the 1950s and 60s. Then it evolves into something darker and more complicated than sunny nostalgia.

    Feb 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It builds a yearning to visit a vibrant, chromatic place in time that's 40 years gone.

    Jan 31, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Poignantly nostalgic.

    Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The cultural transformation and re-transformation of Miami Beach (specifically its southern tip, South Beach) is a story that's fascinating, poignant, garish and, in some ways, befuddling.

    Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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