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Spring Breakers

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Tuesday, January 7 2014

The Best Male Film Performances of 2013

The best male film performances highlight how masculinity, managed within a more considered and complete character overview, can turn even the most rugged rogue into an equally strong if sensitive cinematic center.


Columns

Monday, July 8 2013

Living Inside the Cliché: 'Spring Breakers'

Although one might condemn the girls of Spring Breakers for descending into the lustful materialism of St. Petes, it seems hypocritical coming from avid cinemagoers who also like to immerse themselves in the debauchery of horror films, musicals, melodramas, and the like.


Thursday, May 9 2013

'Spring Breakers', 'Pain & Gain' and Postmodern Folly at the Movies

Rather than exercise judgment or critical perspective on crime and punishment, Spring Breakers and Pain & Gain share their characters’ self-indulgence, making narcissism seem like a palatable or practical means to achieve goals.


Reviews

Monday, March 18 2013

Girls in Bikinis With Guns: ''Spring Breakers'

In Harmony Korine’s dizzy exploitationer, the beach bacchanals that entice bored college kids are essentially no different than the beer-bonging dorm parties they want to escape.


Wednesday, March 13 2013

SXSW Day 3: A Tale of Two Actors

Love him or hate him, James Franco is a conversation starter. His newest, Spring Breakers, might leave you speechless.


Blogs

Thursday, April 11 2013

Trap Music and Old-School Britney: The Use of Music in 'Spring Breakers'

Harmony Korine’s film plays games with both the audience’s and the character’s perception of reality, fantasy, and familiarity. The various ways the music is employed throughout the film helps confuse, disorient, or ground us, and the play between diegetic and non-diegetic music brings us in and out of the characters’ perspective.


Monday, March 25 2013

The Laughable Love/Hate for 'Spring Breakers'

As with any entertainment, opinions will vary and are always uniquely individual. Love it or hate it, Spring Breakers is not what you think. It's also not what the naysayers are struggling to suggest.


News

Thursday, March 14 2013

SXSW 2013: Selena Gomez Says ‘Spring Breakers’ Was ‘Liberating’

AUSTIN, Texas — Among the most anticipated moments of the South by Southwest film festival was the U.S. premiere of “Spring Breakers.” Directed by provocateur


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