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    LAFF Review: Jess Weixler And Jennifer Prediger’s ‘Trouble Dolls’ Finds More Drama Than Laughs In Superstition

    A general rule of thumb: if Jeffrey Tambor appears in one or two scenes out of a film, it’s a safe bet those are the best one or two scenes overall. As a trespassing landlord fond of tenant hookups and unannounced showers in their homes, Tambor all but runs away with “Trouble Dolls,” the writing and...

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    Advice For Actors at LAFF: 'Only One Man Can Do It, and You're Not Tom Cruise.'

    Alfred Molina and Olivia Munn weren't given much support when they tried to get into acting, but they're here for you now.

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    LAFF Exclusive: Poster Debut for Nathan Silver's Latest 'Uncertain Terms'

    The 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival (the 20th anniversary of the fest) kicked off this week, with the North American premiere of "Snowpiercer" on Wednesday. Plenty of other notable premieres are continuing to roll out this weekend, including Nathan Silver's latest, "Uncertain Terms," and we've got th...

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    LAFF Review: 'The Young Kieslowski' is Yet Another Pregnancy Comedy

    This unplanned pregnancy comedy has its share of laughs, but the real emotional heft seems to lie within the parts that it skips over.

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    LAFF Review: ‘Billy Mize And The Bakersfield Sound’ Is A Warm Look At One Of Country Music’s Hidden Titans

    While the musical biopic today suffers from inescapable story arcs and tired imitations, thankfully a good story remains that way when told by those who actually lived it. Consider well-made music docs a personal sweet spot -- a blend of archival footage, a famous record, and an aged, accented chara...

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    LAFF Review: ‘The Ever After’ Starring Teresa Palmer & Mark Webber An Unwieldy, Tense Look At A Marriage

    A relentless self-exploration has steered actor and director Mark Webber’s filmmaking output, and increasingly it seems his preferred route of doing so is through quotation marks. Last year’s “The End of Love” starred Webber as “Mark,” an actor struggling in LA with his real-life son Isaac, and now—...

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Capturing Emotional Scenes with George Takei in 'Eat With Me'

    David Au has directed shorts such as "Fresh Like Strawberries," "The Boxer," and "Family Gathering." At the Los Angeles Film Festival he will premier his first feature "Eat With Me;" a food dramedy that explores the communicational gap between parents and their children, and the wonderful power of f...

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    How I Shot That (LAFF Edition): Combining Practical SFX With Performance for 'Inner Demons'

    Screenwriter of "A Late Quartet" (Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener), director of "The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation" and producer of "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender," Seth Grossman is about to premiere his new film “Inner Demons” at the ...

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    Los Angeles Film Festival: How Rookie Kimberly Levin Made Indie Farm Drama 'Runoff'

    More and more these days, getting a movie made is about a tenacious filmmaker making it happen. Theater and television writer/director Kimberly Levin didn't wait for CAA to raise financing. She forged ahead with the drama "Runoff," filmed near her hometown Louisville, Kentucky. The film made its wor...

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