Since, at the age of 22, writing the screenplay for Larry Clark’s 1995′s Kids and then directing the bogglingly off-center and plotless Gummo two years later, Harmony Korine has become one of film’s quirkiest iconoclasts, a self-proclaimed exploder of American life. Spring Breakers is another battle in his loopy war. It is a film that, as Korine describes it, is “a stick of dynamite thrown into the zeitgeist.” Whether his earlier films are comprehensible, or even enjoyable, is open to debate, but this new commercially distributed movie has given the anarchistic writer/director an opportunity to create a vision of American decay that wallows with cartoon glee in a libidinous, pop culture wonderland. read more...
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