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Venice Review: Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' Is A Semi-Conventional Genre Flick & Future Cult Favorite

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 4, 2012 4:58 PM
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This will make you feel old: it has been 18 years since Harmony Korine wrote “Kids” at the age of 21, with the Larry Clark directed film proving to be something of a firecracker in the midst of mid-90s indie cinema, by turns controversial, seedy, and honest. Korine made his own directorial debut with 1998’s “Gummo,” and over the last 15 or so years has made films that (with the possible exception of “Mister Lonely”), push aesthetic & critical boundaries further and further, culminating in 2009’s “Trash Humpers,” a film shot on a VHS camcorder, featuring a cast in old-people masks generally trying to provoke the audience into walking out. So where could he possibly go from there?

Annapurna Pictures Goes 'Spring Breakers' With Harmony Korine's Latest

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 4, 2012 3:29 PM
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John Hillcoat, Wong Kar-Wai, Kathryn Bigelow, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman. To say that Megan Ellison and her Annapurna Pictures have impeccable taste in filmmakers would be an understatement, and the shingle is now adding another acclaimed name under the banner.

Watch: Everything Is The Same In First Clip From Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 10:13 PM
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James Franco in dreadlocks! Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine all sweaty and half dressed! A Florida-set crime romp! Given all the ingredients for it to be potentially batshit crazy, the first clip to make its way online from Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" is relatively normal.

New Photos: Brian De Palma's 'Passion' & Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 14, 2012 12:08 PM
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The last major additions to this year's Toronto International Film Festival have been unveiled, and unsurprisingly, along with the new world premieres, there's several films from the Venice line-up, which kicks off the week before. Along with the already announced "The Master" and "To The Wonder," Torontoites will also get to see Brian DePalma's "Passion" and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," both of which are set to bow on the Lido the week before.

'Drive' & 'Contagion' Composer Cliff Martinez Co-Scoring Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' With Skrillex

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 6, 2012 5:35 PM
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"Just when we think Korine was out of twists, he's come with another one, so we wonder what's coming next," we wrote at the end of our last update about "Spring Breakers," which was recently revealed to have electronic dance music guy Skrillex providing some music for the movie, with celebrated music supervisor Randall Poster (the Wes Anderson movies) also taking part. And as we expected, another surprise, with a big musical name now also throwing his weight in there as well.

Watch: 'Trash Humpers'-Esque Video For The Black Keys "Gold On The Ceiling" Directed By Harmony Korine

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 1, 2012 12:46 PM
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WHERE'S MY TOOTH. WE LOVE BOOTY. WE LOVE LOOTCAKE. Lo-fi, outrageous, hilarious and totally fucked, Harmony Korine has directed the video for "Gold On The Ceiling" by The Black Keys and the results are dementedly glorious.

New Images Of A Gun Wielding James Franco & Girls Gone Wild In Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 9, 2012 4:49 PM
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Yes, Harmony Korine is making a spring break movie. But of course, "Spring Breakers" is not going to be your ordinary tale of youthful reckless abandon.

SFIFF: Harmony Korine & Val Kilmer Talk Stepping Into 'The Fourth Dimension'

  • By Sean Gillane
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  • April 27, 2012 10:04 AM
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Last Friday night, “The Fourth Dimension” made its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival, a collaborative film that we thought got satisfying results out of its premise. In attendance were the set of directors responsible for the three short films created based on a collection of random instructions generated by Vice Films producer Eddy Moretti in a collaboration with Grolsch Film Works. The directors tapped included Harmony Korine (“Trash Humpers,” “Gummo”), Aleksei Fedorchenko (“Silent Souls”) and Polish director Jan Kwiecinski making his big screen debut. We sat down to talk to Harmony Korine and Val Kilmer -- who stars in Korine’s film as a ridiculous motivational speaker -- about their short “Lotus Community Workshop.”

SFIFF Review: 'The Fourth Dimension' A Mostly Humorous Collection Of Shorts With Harmony Korine's Most Comically Focused Effort To Date

  • By Sean Gillane
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  • April 23, 2012 4:03 PM
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Last Friday night, the San Francisco International Film Festival hosted the world premiere of “The Fourth Dimension,” a production born out of a partnership between Vice Films and Grolsch Film Works.

Watch: Val Kilmer Has Awesome Secrets For Harmony Korine In 'The Fourth Dimension' Trailer

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 27, 2012 7:21 PM
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Val Kilmer + Harmony Korine + roller rink + motivational speaking....if that doesn't get your cinematic nether regions wet, then we don't know what to tell you. But there is perhaps no pairing more inspired or more insane heading to cinemas this year than the actor and director on their upcoming segment in the omnibus project "The Fourth Dimension." And with a trailer now landing for the movie, we have our first look at their collaboration. And yeah, it looks amazing.

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