Sunday, March 24, 2013
though the year is still young, this could be the ballsiest film of 2013. it would've been transgressive enough having the gigging lunatic behind this directing a beach party movie starring Disney Ch. actresses and scored by Skrillex, but i don't think Korine has it in him to do something that isn't strange, and Spring Breakers fits perfectly among his filmography, the glitz being turned into a darkly comic reflection of its self; a long form music video that subtly exposes every sordid amoral detail of the spring break "culture" in a post Girls Gone Wild world, where a new generation informed by Dub-Step, Grand Theft Auto, and Bang Bros take what in the past were fun-loving MTV shenanigans and mutate it into a neon basked blood-orgy that's too nihilistic to be considered lashing out.
i don't really feel like examining the film at the moment (i'll check it again on DVD and expand on these thoughts), but i am very happy to see a film that's actually challenging getting a fairly wide release. more later maybe.