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    Qu(e)eries: How 3 SXSW Films Continue a 'Divine' Year For LGBT Documentaries

    Coming on the heels of some exceptionally strong LGBT docs at both Sundance (Marta Cunningham's "Valentine Road" and Roger Ross Williams' "God Loves Uganda") and Berlin (S├ębastien Lifshitz's "Bambi" and Angela Christlieb's "Naked Opera"), SXSW continued what is clearly shaping up to become a banner...

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    SXSW Review: 'I Give It A Year' Is A Woefully Inept Deconstruction Of Romantic Comedies

    There's a certain amount of winky irreverence built into "I Give It A Year," based on its title alone, which is something that people snarl, usually at the weddings of people who they feel are fundamentally incompatible. The title suggests that, while it might appear to be a bouncy romantic comedy, ...

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    Video: Joe Swanberg Talks His "Breakthrough" Feature 'Drinking Buddies' Starring Olivia Wilde, Anna Kendrick & Jake Johnson

    Joe Swanberg, the indie director arguably responsible for the DIY aesthetic known as "mumblecore" (though don't fully blame him, he didn't coin the term) is the most prolific filmmaker alive. OK, maybe not quite, but since 2005, the filmmaker has made about 14 feature-length films. That's not quite ...

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    Video: Brie Larson Talks 'Short Term 12,' Her Upcoming Bollywood Musical, Being SXSW's "It Girl" & 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's been crowned the unofficial "It Girl" of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival by us and many others. Why exactly? She had (count 'em) fou...

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    The MPAA's Joan Graves Visits SXSW to Talk Ratings

    Nestled among the listings of the many, many panels that made up the SXSW Film and Interactive festivals this year was an unexpected name -- Joan Graves, the head of the MPAA and the only member of the ratings board whose identity is made public.

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    Adam Rifkin Explains How He Carved a Film Version of 'Reality Show' Out of His Showtime TV Series

    As you'd guess from the title, Adam Rifkin's "Reality Show" is about television -- specifically unscripted TV and the quest to be both genuine and to gather the most juicy of dramas.

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    The SXSW Review Report: 10 Notables After the First Week

    The first week of SXSW 2013 is in the books! We have a wide assortment of feedback and reviews on 10 of the notable premieres, featuring over 50 different critics and film writers.

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    SXSW: Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine On Partying With Real 'Spring Breakers' and Dealing With a Method-y James Franco

    Of all the films screening here at SXSW, none had Austin more riled up than the U.S. premiere of Harmony Korine's subversive and scandalous candy colored blast "Spring Breakers." As you've probably gathered from the slew of promos released by A24 for the film (which opens in select theaters this Fri...

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    SXSW Announces Film Festival Winners

    I've been here on the ground at SXSW for Women and Hollywood and have had the opportunity to see some incredible films, many of which I'm so pleased to say won awards. Destin Daniel Cretton's incredible Short Term 12, with a standout performance by Brie Larson (watch for our interview with her), won...

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    SXSW: Sara Paxton On Performing Air Sex in Front of a Live Audience and Going "Full Blown 'Lincoln'" For 'The Bounceback'

    You'd be hard pressed to find a more balls-to-the-wall comedic performance at SXSW this year than Sara Paxton's scene-stealing turn in the breakup/makeup romantic comedy "The Bounceback."

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