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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    Critics Pick The Best Scenes and Surprises of SXSW 2013

    Among the results of our SXSW wrap-up poll are two new categories: Best Scene and Biggest Surprise. For those wary of finding out too much about festival films before they make it to theaters, is this a perfect middle ground?

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    SXSW Review: 'You're Next' Isn't Exactly A Next-Level Genre Triumph (But It's Still Pretty Fun)

    When low budget horror movie "You're Next" premiered back at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, it received a rapturous response and set off a small scale buying war (Lionsgate, home to the "Hostel" and "Saw" franchises, and savior to Joss Whedon's marooned masterpiece "Cabin in the Woods...

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    What Does This Year's SXSW Film Festival Tell Us About Today's American Indies?

    Film festivals tend to invite descriptions in terms of trends, but they're more accurately described in terms of movies. This year's recently concluded edition may have no greater mascot than Scott Weidemeyer. On the surface, the obstinate role playing game master memorably played by Sam Eidson at t...

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    SXSW: 'Snap' Star Nikki Reed Looks Back on 'Thirteen' and Explains Why 'Twilight' Never Felt Real

    "Twilight" actress Nikki Reed made a big dent at SXSW this year, showing off her acting chops in the gritty indie "Snap" and singing opposite her husband (and former "American Idol" contestant) Paul McDonald at a number of live gigs throughout Austin for the music portion of the festival.

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    'Short Term 12' and 'Drinking Buddies' Lead Indiewire's 2013 SXSW Critics Poll

    As the dust settles on another eventful film program at South by Southwest (SXSW), we asked the critics listed in Indiewire's Criticwire Network who attended the festival this year to list their favorites from the program. This year's poll featured ballots from 23 Criticwire members.

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    SXSW Video Exclusive: Gillian Jacobs Talks About Watching Soft-Core Porn With Her Grandpa

    One of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion, was on the ground at SXSW in Austin, interviewing artists taking part in this year's festival for their tongue-in-cheek video interview series "Profound Minutiae." Guests including Rob Zombie, Cloe Sevigny, Reggie Watts and Michelle M...

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    SXSW Review: 'Milius' Is A Rousing Tribute To The Warrior Poet Of Mainstream Hollywood

    In the opening moments of “Milius,” a hellzapoppin’ new documentary about John Milius, a genius tyrant and warrior poet of '70s and '80s mainstream Hollywood who wrote and directed testosterone-soaked epics like “Conan the Barbarian” and “Red Dawn,” Sam Elliott, in the same laid back butterscotch dr...

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    SXSW Review: VHS Doc 'Rewind This!' Is An Affectionate Tribute To A Bygone Era

    DVDs are filling up bargain bins everywhere, Blu-ray never really took off the way it was supposed to and digital streaming and downloads will soon usurp all physical media for film the way it has for the music industry. And though VHS remained in production as recently as a few years ago, it seems ...

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    Kevin Murphy Talks Syfy's TV Series/Transmedia Project 'Defiance,' Mythology Coordinators and the Second Season That's Already in the Works

    "Defiance," the upcoming television series/transmedia event from Syfy, seems like the perfect project for SXSW, a mix of narrative boundary-pushing and technology right on line between hip and geeky. "Defiance" is both a video game and a Western-influenced science fiction drama set on a near-future ...

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