spring breakers and bling ring both seem incredibly 'now' films
I concur. Well, I haven't seen NY Stories but I agree with the first part - although strangely I would like to see Bling Ring."In all seriousness, I think she is one of the worst film-makers ever and should have been banned from any cinematic activity following her segment in New York Stories."
I watched Spring Breakers the day before yesterday. Enjoyed it, especially the way that the three main girls (after Faith went home) were interchangeable and defined only by what happened to them rather than their personalities. I somehow expected it to go further than it did though. Maybe the targets - the MTV-isation of youth culture and the aspirational gangster lifestyle - merited two films rather than one film which sought to bring them together. I dunno though, they are related I think so perhaps that's not it.
(spring breakers was maybe worse though for its sledgehammer subtlety in repeating lines of vacuous dialogue just in case we didnt realise)