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The Bling Ring - 3/7/2013 6:48:56 AM   
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RE: Wonderfully.... - 4/7/2013 10:37:22 PM   
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After her first two features as a film-maker, one would have thought Sofia Coppola would have kicked on with her craft, yet a decade on from Lost in Translation, her initial talent for being behind the camera seems to be in a state of regression – seemingly forever confined to the perils of the privileged. With her weakest effort to date, her fascination with the rich and famous continues, but this time the focus is from on the outside looking in (a dramatised look at the true story regarding the teenage twits whose obnoxious interest in celebrity culture predicated in them carrying out burglaries at the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and others). Like Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, it concerns itself as being a commentary on the teen generations worrying relationship with a materialistic culture; and like that exercise in vulgarity, it’s a empty shell of a film which is enormously unlikeable and poorly performed (Israel Broussad repeats the lines “we gotta get the fuck outta here” and “oh my god” in a monotonous fashion that often they were as well having a pull-string doll operating in his place). Some might argue that is precisely the point and in fairness if Coppola has attempted to make a film as vacuous as its shallow subject matter, then she’s succeeded beautifully. With the Bling Ring, It’s no longer a case of yearning for Coppola to step out of her A-list comfort zone, but to actively wish poverty and deprivation on her.



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