Leave Spring Breakers Alone

Arguably the most unexpectedly political film of 2012 for its uncensored statement on American culture that has only continued to prove more accurate, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers is one of those narratives that really oughtn’t to be fucked with. And yet, that’s just what’s going to happen now that digital streaming service Blackpills has …

Condition: White, Or the Story of Christine Chubbuck in Filmic Form

Before the release of Antonio Campos’ 2016 film, Christine, Christine Chubbuck was the sort of footnote to a textbook about mass communications a journalist might explore further as a study in anomalous and unprecedented on-air events. And this is somewhat the trajectory of how screenwriter Craig Shilowich came into contact …

A Talking Pizza & A Commentary on Decay Amid Gentrification Among Some of the Standouts of the “Saturnz Barz” Video From Gorillaz

Picking up in a similar vein as where the video for “Hallelujah Money” featuring Benjamin Clementine left off, “Saturnz Barz” keeps the tone of Gorillaz’s forthcoming album, Humanz, political. Directed by animator and co-Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett, the video begins with an iPad inside a gigantic room featuring voyeuristic footage …

“Emotional Attachment, That’s All”: T2 Trainspotting

Cynics of the sequel as a concept might tend to feel divided regarding T2 Trainspotting, Danny Boyle’s affectionate follow-up to the beloved original, released in 1996. Joining forces once again with screenwriter John Hodge (who teamed with Ewan McGregor immediately after Trainspotting with 1997’s A Life Less Ordinary), Boyle brings …

Charli XCX & Mura Masa Join Forces to Give A Touch of Poetry to the One-Night Stand

As Americans in general and youthful ones specifically become less tantalized than ever by the prospect of sex, it’s reassuring that “young ones” Charli XCX and British DJ Mura Masa would come together to bring us a fanciful, island-y homage to the one-night stand called, aptly, “1 Night.” Opening with …

In David LaChapelle’s Take on the Madonna/Courtney Love Feud Reimagined As What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, He Gets A Few Things Wrong

With interest in the Joan Crawford and Bette Davis feud reaching a fever pitch thanks to Ryan Murphy’s new series, it’s only natural that famed photographer David LaChapelle would honor another great feud in pop culture history–the one between Madonna and Courtney Love–with his parodied interpretation of What Ever Happened …

In the War Between Remy Ma & Nicki Minaj, The Latter Had Already Won Without Lifting A Finger

It’s always a bit of a shame when feuds aren’t worth their weight in showcasing worthy opponents. At least Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were well-matched adversaries. With Nicki Minaj’s latest trio of singles directed against those who have wronged her, most specifically Remy Ma with “No Frauds” and Meek Mill …