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Short Term 12

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    The 10 Best Movies Of Summer 2013

    Summer 2013 is over, and so ends another season of loud, dumb, propulsive blockbusters and noisemakers. Lost within the rubble of explosions, posing, next-day blockbuster think pieces and box office discussions, there was also no shortage of options for audiences who didn’t want to turn their brains...

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    Specialty Box Office: 'Grandmaster' Fights To Top of New Releases; 'Blue Jasmine' Makes Overall Top 10 As Woody's Widest Release

    "The Grandmaster" -- already Wong Kar-wai's highest grossing film at the Chinese box office -- hit U.S. theaters this weekend care of Mr. Harvey Weinstein (in a version 22 minutes shorter than what China got), and got off to a very respectable start. In 7 theaters, the film grossed $132,259 for a $1...

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    SXSW Rerun: Interview with Brie Larson - Star of Short Term 12

    Short Term 12, written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, was hands down one of my favorite films I saw at SXSW.

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    Short Term 12

    With a jury prize at Sundance and audience awards at South by Southwest and the L.A. Film Festival, "Short Term 12" stands out.

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    This Weekend: See 'Short Term 12,' 'The World's End,' 'The Grandmaster' and 'Drinking Buddies'

    The summer ends on a high note with one of the best-reviewed movie weekends of the season. Four films are sitting with an 80% Fresh or higher on the Tomatometer, and for good reason.

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    Brie Larson Discusses the Daunting Challenge of Leading 'Short Term 12' and Only Doing Projects She Believes In

    Twenty-three-year-old California bred Brie Larson has mined an impressive career as a stellar supporting player with memorable performances in "Rampart," "21 Jump Street" and Diablo Cody's HBO show "The United States of Tara" as Toni Collette's rebellious daughter. In the SXSW sensation (it won both...

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    Review: 'Short Term 12' Starring Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr. & Rami Malek

    It’s Nate’s (Rami Malek) first day at the adolescent foster care facility Short Term 12, and his new coworker Mason (John Gallagher Jr., scruffy and soulful) is regaling the staff with a silly monologue about an unfortunate sharting incident he suffered in the line of duty. It's a funny tale, but it...

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    Watch: Brie Larson & John Gallagher Jr. Talk 'Short Term 12,' Working With Kids, Upcoming Projects & More

    Brie Larson, the 23-year-old actress known for roles in "The United States of Tara," "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," and "21 Jump Street," is having a moment. In fact, she was crowned the unofficial "It Girl" of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival by us and many others. Why exactly? She had (count 'em) four...

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    Brie Larson Wins Best Actress at Locarno Film Festival Awards for 'Short Term 12'

    The 66th Locarno International Film Festival has announced its annual awards, or Palmares. The Pardo d'Oro went to Albert Serra's "La Historia de la Meva Mort." Best Actress went to Brie Larson for "Short Term 12," which also won a special mention, while Balthasar Kormakur picked up the Variety Piaz...

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    Exclusive: Listen To A Track From 'Short Term 12' Soundtrack Plus Watch The Tree Ring Perform A Tune From The Score

    If you're a regular reader of The Playlist you likely already know that many of us have been taken by "Short Term 12." The SXSW winner (taking both the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Narrative Feature prizes) was named among our 13 Films You Should See In August and has pretty much been winning s...

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