A companion piece of sorts to 2013's Spring Breakers, The Beach Bum finds writer/director Harmony Korine back amongst Florida's wealthy lowlifes. This time the focus is on a fictitious Miami/Key West legend named Moondog, played to the breezy hilt by Matthew McConaughey. By all appearances, Moondog is an obnoxious mess, drunk and/or stoned 24/7 and doing whatever he feels like… read more!
Movies Directed by Harmony Korine (in alphabetical order)
I'm one of the 10% who found Korine's first feature Gummo a masterpiece. The other 90% of those who watched it thought it was utter garbage. If you fall into the latter category, bypass this review. julien donkey-boy is Korine's riff on the strict Danish "Dogme 95" rules of filmmaking: handheld camera, only available lighting, no post production sound effects,… read more!
Harmony Korine was one of those names you couldn't avoid during the '90s, if you were following art house cinema or art snob culture. Debuting at barely 20 years old with his screenplay for Larry Clark's incendiary Kids, Korine followed that with his own auspicious directorial debut, the highly divisive Gummo (which I personally like very much). He had an… read more!
The most shocking thing about Spring Breakers is that it garnered a semi-wide (over 1,000 screens) release in the US. The distributors must have been banking on the prurient allure of seeing former Disney TV stars Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens in a sexploitation romp, along with Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson, James Franco, and Rachel Korine (the writer/director's… read more!