Spring Breakers

Harmony Korine's strange new trip
Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco
Directed by Harmony Korine

The story of four college students on spring break (played by Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine) is inevitably going to spin out of control—agreed—that’ s what the movie’s poster tells us, what the trailer confirmed, and what the dozens of similar previous films have told us before. But let’s not sweat the small stuff. What’s interesting is how effective “Breakers” is ... more >

TRIBECA FESTIVAL | Punching through “The Fourth Dimension”-REVIEW

Three filmmakers, a million viewpoints

Sometime last year Eddy Moretti, co-founder of Vice Magazine’s film division, assigned three movie directors from different countries a fairly abstract project. They were to each shoot a short film about the concept of a fourth dimension, and follow such rules as “the hero needs to be bold,” “the hero also needs to be flawed,” and “a stuffed animal needs to make an appearance.” Moretti also ... more >


New Harmony Korine movie to be released in 2013

While the blogosphere is lighting up with talk of the new Prometheus trailer (which looks really cool, by the way) I’ve been trying to find new information about Spring Breakers, a Harmony Korine-helmed film currently in production. It's about a group of girlfriends who rob a restaurant in order to pay for a vacation at the beach. The choice of the actors defies expectations: Emma Roberts, ... more >

Harmony Korine

"I need to believe in something to get through the day. That’s my own thing"

There’s a weariness about Harmony Korine as he stands against a urinal in the Soho Grand Hotel. I suggest to him that we have the interview out in the garden since the hotel's lounge is as hot as a proofing oven. He straightens himself up, says, “Fine, man, whatever.” Life for Korine has been swirling downward after Julien Donkey-boy came out in 1999. After the meltdown he walked away from ... more >