Movie Diary 3/11/2020

The Beach Bum (Harmony Korine, 2019). It does have a scene in which Jimmy Buffett and Snoop Dog compose a song together, a tribute to Moondog, Matthew McConaughey’s character. (They use “Moonfog” as a rhyme.) So that little piece will be immortal, anyway. The rest is hit-or-miss Korine shenanigans, with some good Florida skies and a rather troubling inclination to use naked nameless women as props. Much of the improv is boring, and McConaughey does not convince as a poet, even of the romanticized-drunk variety.