SPRING BREAKERS and THE BLING RING – Review by Kimberly Lindbergs

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Girls Gone Very, Very Bad: James Franco’s pitiful battle cry from Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers (“Look at all my shiiiiiit!”) became a sinister mantra that echoed through many films in 2013 including Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Both Blue Jasmine and The Wolf of Wall Street are nominated for multiple Oscars, and while I appreciated some of the performances in them, I preferred the lower-budget exploits of Harmony Korine and Sophia Coppola, both of whom demonstrated insight into contemporary pop culture and social trends that their elders lacked. Read more.

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Kimberly Lindbergs

Kimberly Lindbergs regularly contributes to Turner Classic Movies' official blog, the Movie Morlocks and occasionally writes articles for TCM's website. She's contributes to FilmStruck, and has written for Cineaste, Fandor, Cinedelica, and Paracinema Magazine and has contributed liner notes for film scores released on Harkit Records. Her special interests include horror films, foreign films and cult movies.