‘Goldie’ Review: Model Slick Woods Makes a Dynamite Debut in a Scrappy and Stylish New York Drama [Tribeca]
Posted on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Goldie writer/director Sam de Jong comes from the world of music videos, and fittingly, the music video is both the driving narrative and visual inspiration of his debut feature film. But this is not some fairy-tale vision of New York: de Jong’s grainy, sun-kissed ode to the city of hustlers highlights the gritty, unforgiving world from which Slick Woods‘ titular Goldie is trying to break free. The result is a lively, kinetic film that dances between the natural and the fanciful, centered on a dynamo of a cinematic character played by the first-time actress.