Harmony Korine is the sort of man you’d want to avoid if you bumped into him in a dark alleyway, judging by the skewered imaginings he brings to life on the silver screen. From films about sex-crazed criminal teens, like Spring Breakers and Kids, to his unfinished documentary Fight Harm (yup, the one which features Harmony being brutally beaten over and over again), there’s definitely a lot worth knowing about this controversial writer-director. And we’re here to provide all of that knowing on a silver platter…
This free screening of Larry Clark’s new film, Marfa Girl at The Book Club in Shoreditch is especially exclusive as it is the only public screening of the film in the UK . Although this is a one-off public screening, you can also watch the small-town Texan film online.
It may be strange to think it, but in an age where we’re so used to 3D creatures, pixilated flying houses and talking toys, a 2D film can be considered pushing the boundaries of today’s kids entertainment. Gone is the golden age of Disney classics- The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin – all-singing, all dancing, all bloomin’ marvelous. Today what kids want is explosions, nifty special effects and some smooth-talking robots, right?
Cute and cuddly woodland creatures including squirrels, deer, mice and groundhogs are revolting. Revolting against the real estate developers, who are encroaching on their territory, razing acres of lush, natural habitat to make way for ecologically-unsound housing estates. In Roger Kumble’s family-orientated comedy, Mother Nature fights back tooth and claw (and hoof and feather) against the pesky human invaders. And Brendan Fraser is in it. For some reason.
First they released Alvin and the Chipmunks, a horrifically high-pitched cacophony of holiday season ‘fun’. With kids flocking to the cinemas in droves, the inevitable follow-up, painfully labelled ‘The Squeakquel’ materialised in late 2009. Following the DVD marketing mantra of “everyone loves a film series packaged in the same box with loads of extras” to the letter, the unavoidable ‘Double Trouble’ has surfaced, breaking the record for “the biggest piece of crap to ever be released in a two-disc box set”.