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.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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