Entertainment

   

The Bling Ring

Posted by

<
>

Sofia Coppola’s new feature, The Bling Ring, delves headfirst into the youth culture of today. A group of teenagers obsess over clothes and status. They sit in silence between taking group photos on their smart phones. It feels like this is somehow meant to be shocking when instead it just feels boringly normal. We’ve all had this conversation before: about young people living more online then in reality. The Bling Ring, unfortunately, offers up nothing new.

The interest of this story lies in where this mundane hedonism slips over into delusions of invincibility. This group of teenagers is soon breaking into the homes of celebrities, stealing their clothes and posing with them on Facebook. However, no insight ever occurs. Instead we are faced with a shallow film about shallow people; the second act of which is basically just one long montage. It’s frustrating as although the characters’ dumb comments make for very easy laughs, it really just makes the film feel all too easy.

Looking down on these kids as stupid and vapid is short-sighted. To look a little deeper into why they crossed this line and how it reflects on us, the audience, would have made this dispassionate look into celebrity obsession not only more relevant, but much more engaging.

<iframe width=”670″ height=”377″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/r4c6hmrwba0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>


Art & Design

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/05/12/passage/

Passage

Tom Goldner's Passage will see you walk down a Kensington laneway to be transported into the beautiful world of The Alps.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/04/27/top-six-street-art-spots-in-melbourne/

Top Six Street Art Spots in Melbourne

Milk Bar Mag has identified the top six suburbs of Melbourne's street art scene.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/01/27/the-art-of-banksy/

The Art of Banksy

Understand the mysterious and quirky mind of Banksy and the method behind his controversial art.

What's On

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/05/04/melbourne-dog-lovers-show-2017/

Melbourne Dog Lovers Show 2017

The 2017 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show is one paws-itively brilliant celebration of man’s best friend.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2017/02/13/valentines-day-at-luna-park/

Valentine’s Day at Luna Park

Treat the special someone in your life to a night of smiles and screams at Luna Park's Luna Love this Valentine's Day.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2016/07/28/movenpick-are-giving-away-free-ice-cream/

Movenpick Are Giving Away Free Ice Cream!

Movenpick are giving away over 5,000 scoops of ice-cream across their 23 boutiques this Monday!