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    'Listen Up Philip' Team Alex Ross Perry & Elisabeth Moss Returning With Psychological Thriller 'Queen Of Earth'

    One of the The Best Films Of 2014 So Far and one of The Best Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival, there's really not enough good things we can say about Alex Ross Perry's "Listen Up Philip." The indie director hit Park City to premiere his latest and starriest movie yet, and the end result was ...

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    Daily Reads: 'Snowpiercer' an Indie Savior or Casualty, the Music of 'Twin Peaks' and More

    Plus: the history of TMZ, and Joe Swanberg on the financial life of an independent filmmaker.

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    Happy Christmas

    Joe Swanberg’s ‘Happy Christmas’ could benefit from a good script.

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    Joe Swanberg, 'Sex Tape,' and When It's OK to Rewrite the Movie

    Review the movie they made, not the one you wanted them to make. But there's a way to use your rewrite idea constructively.

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    Review: Joe Swanberg's Engaging, Truthful 'Happy Christmas' With Melanie Lynskey, Anna Kendrick & Mark Webber

    As perhaps the poster boy for independent cinema in the last seven to eight years, it’s crazy to realize that lo-fi filmmaker Joe Swanberg has never been in competition at the Sundance Film Festival before. While two of his films have played in Park City previously (though one was a short segment in...

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    Quote of the Day: Joe Swanberg on the Movies: "Men Are Out of Ideas"

    "We need women to step up in a big way over the next ten years or we're fucked culturally," Swanberg continued.

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    Review: Why 'Happy Christmas' is Joe Swanberg's Most Accessible Work

    From the first frame of Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas," there's an immediate sense of change afoot.

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    Watch: Anna Kendrick in Charming New Trailer for Joe Swanberg's Family Comedy 'Happy Christmas'

    The new trailer has been released for Joe Swanberg's latest film "Happy Christmas"--the director's first foray into 16mm since film school.

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    Watch: First Trailer For ‘Happy Christmas’ Starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber & Lena Dunham

    Don’t be fooled by the pristine-looking image above (hell, it’s “new” so we thought we’d use it). “Happy Christmas” is not the feel-good family comedy of the year. Hell, it’s not very shiny, slick and happy like that image would suggest. “Happy Christmas” is really a lo-fi, down and dirty family dra...

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    Anna Kendrick, Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Sam Rockwell & More Join Joe Swanberg's New Film ‘Digging For Fire’

    For the uninitiated, indie filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s career kind of runs like this (reductively of course): 8 bazillion indies, about 10 a year, from 2005 to 2012 (ok, maybe more like 13 features in seven years with a bunch of shorts thrown in for good measure). They are… ok. But the SXSW Film Festiv...

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