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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW '12 Review: Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' Starring Jack Black Is A Harmless, But Charming & Funny Effort

    Employing a laid-back, jovial and amiable mien, Richard Linklater's latest effort, the East Texas-set black comedy "Bernie," is not unlike the Austin-based filmmaker himself: affable, eager to please without pandering, and highly likeable. In fact, "Bernie," starring Jack Bla...

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    SXSW FUTURES: Welsh Actor Aneurin Barnard Sings in 'Hunky Dory,' Runs for His Life in 'CITADEL'

    If there was an acting award for versatility at this year's SXSW film festival, Welsh performer Aneurin Barnard would be the one to beat. In the Narrative Spotlight selection "Hunky Dory," he sings and acts opposite Minnie Driver as a hunky high-school student with a voice to melt hearts. And in ...

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    Charming Duplass Comedy 'The Do Deca Pentathlon' Fills In a Gap in the Duplass Oeuvre

    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass may have gone to the proverbial dark side as studio filmmakers, but "The Do Deca Pentathlon" is a welcome reminder of their origins. Shot after their last low-budget effort, "Baghead," but shelved while the directors worked on the star-studded "...

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    Indiewire's 12 Favorite Moments from SXSW 2012

    Indiewire's 12 Favorite Moments from SXSW 2012

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Tall Man'

    The new horror film from Pascal Laugier has some critics discussing it in Shyamalanic terms. But is that the fault of "The Tall Man" or simply the work that came before it?

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Paul Williams: Still Alive' Is A Wonderfully Weird, Surprisingly Moving Tribute To A Forgotten Musical Icon

    Paul Williams mean to you? Does it ring a bell? No? How about these songs: "Rainbow Connection," "Evergreen," "We've Only Just Begun," "Old Fashioned Love Song"? Williams is the legendary singer-songwriter behind those tunes, and a former '70s superstar and personality, who made appearances on just ...

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    SXSW Review Capsule: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'

    It's a comedy with a distinct tone and some plot devices that strain the basic laws of nature. But many critics are saying that those choices do much to enhance, rather than distract from solid writing and performances.

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    SXSW Review Roundup and Clips for Winners 'Gimme the Loot' and 'Beware Mr. Baker'

    The 2012 SXSW FIlm Festival bestowed jury awards to Adam Leon's New York City-based "Gimme the Loot" and Jay Bulger's rock biopic "Beware Mr. Baker." Review roundup and clips for both winners show what to expect from these two naturalistic, unexpected films.

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    SXSW '12 | Jonas Akerlund Talks His Busy 2011, Making Bizarro New Feature 'Small Apartments' Along with 34 Commercials and 5 Music Videos

    SXSW '12 | Jonas Akerlund Talks His Busy 2011, Making Bizarro New Feature 'Small Apartments' Along with 34 Commercials and 5 Music Videos

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    Critical Consensus: Ben Kenigsberg and Matt Singer Discuss SXSW 2012

    Time Out Chicago film editor Ben Kenigsberg and Criticwire blogger Matt Singer discuss this year's SXSW Film Festival, which continues through the weekend.

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