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    Review: Joe Swanberg's Mumblecore Murder Mystery '24 Exposures'

    Last year, Joe Swanberg, the indie filmmaking titan and godfather of the so-called mumblecore movement, made a slight bid for the mainstream with “Drinking Buddies”—a more conventional romantic comedy that featured recognizable actors (like Olivia Wilde and Anna Kendrick) and a wide-ish release cour...

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    Interview: 'You're Next' Writer Simon Barrett & Director Adam Wingard On Sequel Ideas, Inspiration & The 'V/H/S' Franchise

    Way back in 2011, "You're Next" became the toast of the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness series, was the focus of a frenzied bidding war and then… the kind of eerie stillness that you might expect from one of the horror movies "You're Next" gleefully sends up. Now, almost two y...

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    How Joe Swanberg's (Sort Of) Erotic Thriller '24 Exposures,' With Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett, Has Fun With Familiar Ingredients

    From the outset, mumblecore pioneer Joe Swanberg has made divisive and uniquely scrappy character studies, but with time the prolific filmmaker's work has incorporated more readily accessible and conventional genre ingredients. While "Drinking Buddies," currently available on VOD ahead of its theatr...

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    VOD Review: How 'V/H/S 2' Shows The Fun SIde of Brutal Horror

    Last year's anthology horror production "V/H/S" was a revelation mainly because it took the overly familiar found-footage genre and exploited it to the fullest extent. The sequel, "V/H/S 2," achieves a similar goal with more frightening extremes.

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    Watch: The Red Band Trailer for Horror Anthology Sequel 'V/H/S/2' Offers More Lo-fi Scares

    Less than a year after the theatrical release of indie horror anthology "V/H/S" comes a second installment, "V/H/S/2." This sequel to the 2012 film has for its framing story two private investigators who also find themselves stumbling onto a collection of disturbing VHS tapes in connection with a st...

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    Sundance Review: 'S-VHS' Is An Uneven, Occasionally Thrilling Sequel To The Horror Anthology

    Last year, the indie horror anthology "V/H/S" was released and promised to be chock full of truly in-your-face terror – these were fearless directors, given complete creative freedom, and squeezed together under a tight, blood-soaked package. Of course, the promise of "V/H/S" and the actual movie it...

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