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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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    Movie Talk With Doug Benson And Samm Levine

    What better way to reboot my dormant YouTube channel than by having a freewheeling chat with Doug Benson, host of "Doug Loves Movies," and actor Samm Levine, the most prodigious player of Doug’s “Leonard Maltin Game?”

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    Talking Movies With Doug Benson And Samm Levine

    What better way to reboot my dormant YouTube channel than by having a freewheeling chat with Doug Benson, host of Doug Loves Movies, and actor Samm Levine, the most prodigious player of Doug’s “Leonard Maltin Game?”

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    Watch: Strong Female Performances Anchor Unsettling 'Proxy' Trailer

    Horror films have a notorious habit of minimizing women and turning them into nothing more than victims. But the upcoming "Proxy," ensures that its female leads have a much more dominant presence. Writer/director Zack Parker, who most recently brought us another female-centric thriller, "Scalene," n...

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    Museum of Moving Image Will Host a Joe Swanberg Weekend

    The incredibly prolific Joe Swanberg, whose most recent film "Happy Christmas" recently premiered at Sundance, will be the subject of weekend retrospective at the Museum of Moving Image in Queens, New York. The filmmaker will be present at all of the screenings.

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