Once you start to peel back the layers of the film’s neon-drenched aesthetic, “Spring Breakers” becomes a coyly disguised film about, among other things, responsibility, living a rewarding life and the corruptive power of Britney Spears.
This year’s South By Southwest boasted such an impressive line-up that Texan film critic Alex Williams saw 30 movies during the nine days of the festival and still managed to miss plenty of notable films.
Disney’s motivation to return to the world of “Oz” for another film was likely driven not by any creative urge, but by the boatloads of money that Tim Burton’s reimagining of “Alice in Wonderland” hauled in.
In anticipation of the returning HBO TV series “Game of Thrones,” UT students braced themselves this past Tuesday night at the SAC by competing in the “Game of Thrones Pub Trivia Contest” hosted by the Students Events Center. Challenged by six rounds of grueling questions about the popular show, competitors tested their collective knowledge of obscure deaths and subtle plot details.
“Snitch” has all the elements of the generic action thriller, but its unsparing portrayal of the criminal justice system, coupled with a pervasive sense of helpless desperation and a strong ensemble cast, keeps the film from delving too far into the grounds of silly blow-‘em-ups.