Didn't get around to watching this when it was in theatres, to my shame, and has been haunting me ever since. An uncomfortable watch with many moments of "how careful were they about this filming this?" with the child actors involved. An intentionally tense watch as well, of course. If you have a keen eye, you may just notice some themes surrounding capitalism. It does illustrate key questions about capitalism, very effectively and emotionally. What is capitalism preaching? For what? Against what? Where, and how intentionally, does it leave the poorest? And how do we engage with and against it? Perhaps given my white, male, and economic status, I certainly found myself drawn to Willem Dafoe's character with that last question in mind—and I would bet Sean Baker did too.