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    SXSW Review: Madcap Murder Mystery 'Wild Canaries'

    Writer/director Lawrence Michael Levine’s film “Wild Canaries” is a tonal and genre departure from his previous feature, “Gabi On The Roof In July,” but his hipster Brooklyn milieu remains the same. This film poses the question: just how might a murder mystery in this yuppie brownstone setting play ...

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    SXSW Review: How the Murder Mystery 'Wild Canaries' Transcends the Clichés of NYC Hipster Comedies

    The struggles of young New Yorkers have provided fodder for countless middle-of-the-road portraits of urban angst that vainly strive to reach for the tropes of Woody Allen angst. "Wild Canaries" has all the markings of this formula but makes some admirable attempts to shake it up by stuffing the usu...

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    Review: A Breezy, But Meandering 'A Bag Of Hammers' Is Only Half A Movie

    There are ample pleasures of the half-movie. Features of the half-film include a lack of b-plot, a meandering tone, haphazard scenes, and a barely feature-length runtime. The reasons why productions result in half-movies usually come from vastly re-written scripts, overrunning schedules and/or eclip...

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    Tribeca Review: 'Free Samples' Isn't Worth Buying

    For some reason independent movies, especially the current wave of mumble-core with its earthy existentialism and waxy photographic quality, have the reputation of somehow being more “real” or “honest” than movies in the mainstream. Because these smaller movies arrive at some emotional truth more di...

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    Tribeca Trailer Watch: Promising Taste of 'Free Samples' with Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter

    The trailer for "Free Samples" gives away equal doses of quirk and searching desperation delivered by newcomer director Jay Gammill's upcoming film (video posted below).

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    Thomas Beatty's Dark Comedy 'Teddy Bears' Adds David Krumholtz, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Gillian Jacobs & More

    With his father Ned Beatty in tow, you'd be inclined to think Thomas Beatty could have called in a few more favours for his directorial debut, but it looks like the writer-director is keeping things small-scale with the microbudget, dark comedy "Teddy Bears," co-helmed by his wife, pho...

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    'Scott Pilgrim' Star Mark Webber Directing Drama Starring His Two-Year-Old Son

    Michael Cera, Shannyn Sossamon, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Ritter Also In Cast A year ago, it looked like indie veteran Mark Webber might be about to take a major leap in his career, as one of the more left-field choices among the top-notch ensemble of Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World." Whil...

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