The Virgin Suicides Directed by Sofia Coppola
The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola's extraordinary debut feature, reminded me of a film to which it bears little outward resemblance, Terrence Malick's Badlands. No doubt some will find that comparison a little strange. Malick's masterpiece is largely identified with its subject and story, which effectively launched a whole subgenre of similar films. As Matt Seitz has joked, one day soon we're sure to see the emergence of a cable channel?BLTV?devoted to all those myriad Badlands imitators, violent, supercool road movies about beautiful young criminals on the lam.