Advertisement
Entertainment & Arts

Check out and enjoy the ride: ‘The Beach Bum’ riffs on classic stoner films

la-et-mn-Harmony-Korine-The-Beach-Bum-MN
Director Harmony Korine returns with his newest movie, “The Beach Bum.”
(Michael Nagle / For The Times)

Six years after “Spring Breakers,” Harmony Korine is back with a new film, “The Beach Bum,” out now in theaters. The wildly creative filmmaker and fine artist is a teller of modern-day tall tales, something of a cross between a burnout Mark Twain and an Andy Warhol of the Florida Keys. Korine talks with L.A. Times film writer Mark Olsen (@IndieFocus) about how he’s skirting autobiography in his work, the casting choices he made for “The Beach Bum” — like Matthew McConaughey, Martin Lawrence, Snoop Dogg and Jimmy Buffett — and how he feels about being a perennial Hollywood outsider.

READ MORE: Review: Matthew McConaughey gives Harmony Korine’s ‘The Beach Bum’ its boozy, woozy pleasures »

Matthew McConaughey in a scene from “The Beach Bum.” Credit: Atsushi Nishijima/ NEON/ Vice
Matthew McConaughey in a scene from “The Beach Bum.”
(Atsushi Nishijima / Neon / Vice)
Advertisement

But first, The Times’ Yvonne Villarreal (@villarrealy) spoke with the showrunners of the recently canceled Netflix show, “One Day at a Time.”

Emotions — and opinions — were strong. Is diversity and inclusiveness really happening in Hollywood? Does the cancellation signal that the American Latinx experience is close to being erased from the airwaves?

READ MORE: Netflix cancels ‘One Day at a Time,’ prompting immediate calls to save it »

What happens when a show is more than just a show?

Advertisement

The family gathers around the television in ‘One Day at a Time’s’ 9/11-themed episode
The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 feature in “One Day at a Time’s” Season 2 episode “What Happened.”
(Mike Yarish/Netflix)


Newsletter
Get our daily Entertainment newsletter

Get the day's top stories on Hollywood, film, television, music, arts, culture and more.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.
Advertisement