With all the guns, bikinis and general wildness occupying the first two trailers for Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers, no one exactly needed to be swayed with an red band version, but one has popped up to show you some of the rougher parts around the edges. While still taking the some structure as our previous look, this one doesn’t add any addition nudity or violence, rather popping in a few swear words and exchanging some shots to feature a more menacing gangster James Franco, among other things. Still, it’s endorsement this is going to be one crazy ride.
Also starring Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens, back at Toronto last fall we said the film doesn’t indicate Korine is straying away from his odd style, rather he’s crafted a “tone poem on the emotions of youthful idiocy,” one that “penetrates the evil and melancholy lurking under pop surfaces to a point of terror and unbridled entertainment.” Check out the new trailer, which includes French subtitles, below.
Spring Breakers hits theaters on March 22nd.
One of the most highly anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festivals was unveiled this morning to a divisive response, Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. As we said in our review, “set amidst an underground Muay Thai boxing club and glowing with hellish red lights from countless brothels, the mood and style is more [...]
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
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