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Al-lelujah! A Pacino Double Feature at Venice

Al Pacino is still at it. At 74, four decades after the first two Godfather films, and more than a decade since his last starring role in even a minor hit (2003’s… 1,051 more words

0177 | Spring Breakers

This latest work by Harmony Korine – more a ‘cinquantaine excentrique’ these days than the enfant terrible of yore – is a hyper-lysergic and pulpy exploitation / study of American college kid ‘spring break’ hedonism and the way it fits in with the ongoing oversexualisation of women and glamourisation of drugs, guns and violence in pop culture. 1,644 more words

Film

Gummo (1997): Desolation of a Small Town

“Gummo” was a film that a friend recommended and let me borrow. Suffice to say, it definitely impressed me. The feel and tone of the film never change and the characters are human. 719 more words

Favorite Films

The Life & Death of Justin Pierce.

Most known for his controversial role in Larry Clark’s 1995 film, “Kids” and skate punk attitude. In 2000, Justin shocked the world along with his friends when he committed suicide in a  Las Vegas suite. 792 more words

Spring Breakers (2012)

“Just pretend it’s a video game”

Uh-oh! Disney darlings have ‘gone wild’! Harmony Korine’s ode to hedonism is a polarising piece, and I’m in the camp that is not fond of it. 441 more words

Review

Spring Breakers (2012)

In the beginning of Harmony Korine’s excellent, yet divisive Spring Breakers there’s a scene in a lecture hall which – besides being aesthetically pleasing, all those kids gently lit by their notebook screens, like a counterweight to the neon saturated fever dream that will follow – serves a thematic purpose: the class is on the African Americans’s equal rights movement, and it’s the narrative of emancipatory movements that Korine subverts in his (fairy)tale of female empowerment. 679 more words

Emancipation

A24- A vision that will change the movie industry

In just a year and a half, the new indie film distribution company A24 has made a distinctive mark in the film industry. Most notably last years’ … 544 more words