The M&M (Written) Report: Censorship and Diplomacy, post-Sony Hack

Interview

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced on Wednesday that they would not be releasing The Interview, the film depicting a fictional assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The move came in response to threats of terrorism against theaters showing the movie from the group known as Guardians of the Peace. The group stole and released huge amounts of Sony’s internal communications and is believed to be working with the North Korean government in some capacity.

My friend Devin Mitchell invited me to discuss this issue with him. Below, a transcript of our online conversation.

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What I Thought About During “Spring Breakers”

Spring Breakers

I’m not sure if Spring Breakers is a good movie. I’m not sure if I enjoyed watching it. I am sure, however, that Harmony Korine’s sexually explicit, aesthetically unhinged, narratively distant 2013 film gave me a lot to think about. For a movie that many people dismissed as a vapid fantasy of teen bacchanalia, that’s quite the accomplishment. Here’s what I was thinking as the movie unfolded in all of its jarring glory.

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