The Bling Ring: These Kids Today

by Ethan Alter June 14, 2013 6:00 am
<i>The Bling Ring</i>: These Kids Today

Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring is the second movie this year to cast a jaundiced eye in the direction of contemporary teenage culture. In March, Harmony Korine transformed Spring Break into a tenth circle of Hell in Spring Breakers and now Coppola presents the streets and nightclubs of Los Angeles as being overrun with roving packs of consumption-addicted high-schoolers, with too much money and not enough sense of responsibility. In a way, The Bling Ring is the closest thing the director has ever made to a horror movie, as these characters are as predatory and blind to the suffering of others as any cinematic serial killer.

I Want My DVD: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

by Ethan Alter September 17, 2013 6:00 am
I Want My DVD: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's a zombie world and we just live in it.

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