Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spring Breakers (Korine, 2012)

In Spring Breakers (2012), Harmony Korine takes the core idea of Spring Break—a chance to be free of inhibitions and let yourself run wild—and takes it to the extreme. Perhaps exaggerating to make a point, he depicts four college girls … Continue reading

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Upstream Color (Carruth, 2013)

While intriguing and highly provocative, Upstream Color doesn’t deliver on the many promises it appears to make. Opting to give as little information as possible, thus allowing viewers to forge interpretations of their own, the film doesn’t have nearly the … Continue reading

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Place Beyond The Pines (Cianfrance, 2012)

Cianfrance’s Place Beyond The Pines strongly evokes the feeling of passage—the passage of time, the passage of motion, the passage of ideas. The balanced structure harmonizes elements of cinematography, narrative, and ultimately narration to achieve a celebration of passing and … Continue reading

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