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    Lynn Shelton's Family Close-Up, 'Touchy Feely'

    As we know from moisturizer commercials -- and are reminded by an unlikely source, Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely -- extreme close-ups of skin are not pretty, full of cracks and lines and bumps. We see these shots because Rosemarie De Witt plays Abby, a massage therapist whose emotional life is qu...

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    The Biggest Lesson from Films This Decade: Only Bad Things Happen in Cabins

    Whether you're a couple of estranged family members, a group of couples looking for a relaxing getaway or an art thief seeking a secure hideout, cabins are never the answer.

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    Interview: Lynn Shelton On 'Touchy Feely,' Improvisation & Having Catherine Keener As A Casting Director

    It's exciting at the moment to see some of the names who broke out of the independent scene in the middle of last decade -- the filmmakers often lazily grouped under "mumblecore," people like Mark and Jay Duplass, Joe Swanberg, Ry Russo-Young, et al. -- getting to play on bigger canvases with big na...

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    Rosemarie DeWitt On The Tricky Nature of 'Promised Land' and What To Expect From Lynn Shelton's 'Touchy Feely'

    Prior to last year, Rosemarie DeWitt was best known as Don Draper's ex-mistress on "Mad Men" and as the titular character in Jonathan Demme's Oscar-nominated "Rachel Getting Married. In 2012, the actress had what was arguably her highest-profile year to date by appearing in a whopping five features ...

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    The Best Films of 2012

    My top three films of 2012 were easy to name, if not to order. Each is amazing, each wildly different from the other two, but they form a trio of incomparable experiences. There’s a deep dropoff from those three to the others, all fantastic --  though more flawed. I didn’t reac...

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    Critic's Picks: The Best Movies Released in 2012

    Another year, another list. While the industry is in the midst of pricey marketing campaigns for awards contenders -- dominated this time by studios with the wherewithal to position their smart fall season product as the definitive movies of the year -- critics get to play a different game. Despite ...

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    'Moonrise Kingdom' & 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Take Top Prizes At Gotham Awards

    After months and months of a sort of awards season cold war, this week sees people actually start to be nominated and win things. The first major nods of the year are announced on Thursday with the Independent Spirits, and last night saw the first proper ceremony of the year, with "Sleepwalk With Me...

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    Why 'Your Sister's Sister' Tops Indiewire's 5 DVD/Blu-ray Picks This Week

    This week on DVD/Blu-ray: Lynn Shelton's latest acclaimed ensemble comedy; a horror film that creeped out Park City earlier this year; the epic doc trilogy that came before "West of Memphis"; the third entry in the popular Spanish "[REC]" series; and an all-star film adaptati...

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actresses That Deserve Oscar's Attention This Year

    Instead of dipping into the already repetitive waters of October Oscar talk (the only real recent update being that "Lincoln" seems like a sure bet for a slew of nominations after its "secret screening" at the New York York Film Festival, including best picture and acting nods fo...

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    The 16 Indies to Watch on VOD This September

    Indiewire has weeded through the films hitting VOD this Fall month to bring you a curated list of the 16 most worth your time. You'll find everything from the latest improvised romantic comedy from "Humpday" director Lynn Shelton to a found-footage horror movie that took Sundance by storm earlier th...

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