Life is about "bikinis and big booties," according to James Franco's character in Spring Breakers. Peter Jacobs '13 looks forward to the film, which is deeper than it looks — and is scored by Skrillex.
Far more epic and ambiguous than the "Osama bin Laden Movie" you may be expecting, Zero Dark Thirty captures the fear and confusion of the world post-9/11 and makes for an unparalleled (and fast!) 157-minute cinematic experience. Arts and Entertainment Editor Zachary Zahos '15 calls it the best film of the year.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first installment in Peter Jackson's three-part return to Middle-earth, is delightful and gripping at its best moments, but Sam Bromer '16 can't overlook the film's off-putting technical innovations or excessive runtime.