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    SXSW REVIEW: Matthew Lillard's Directorial Debut, 'Fat Kid Rules the World,' Owes Much to Jacob Wysocki

    Matthew Lillard's directorial debut, "Fat Kid Rules the World," is a standard coming-of-age movie; it never does anything surprising or adventurous. But if you accept it on those terms, it's an entirely serviceable ode to punk rock as the ultimate panacea for teen angst.

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    The Many Deaths and Nine Lives of Movie Criticism

    Like the movies themselves, criticism has moved from analog to digital, a move that is not universally beloved. Reports of the death of criticism are greatly exaggerated. Countless times during my career criticism has been declared dead only to pop up its furry groundhog head to say, “I’...

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    SXSW REVIEW: Visually Masterful 'Tchoupitoulas' Boils New Orleans' Vivid Culture Down to One Lively Night

    Sibling documentarians Bill and Turner Ross first gained prominence in the documentary community for their 2009 portrait "45365," a perceptive look at small town American life in Sidney, Ohio. The movie's popularity stemmed from the filmmakers' ability to depict ordinary events in ...

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    Review - Halle Berry In A Skimpy Bikini Wasn't Enough To Keep Me Interested In "Dark Tide"

    Well… it’s not as terrible as I expected it to be?

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    SXSW REVIEW: Joss Whedon-Scripted 'Cabin in the Woods' Turns B-Movie Meta Into Scary Pop Art

    The deceptively simple tagline for "The Cabin in the Woods" points to a movie with a lot to hide: "Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen." Indeed, this Drew Goddard-directed effort, co-scripted by genre auteur Joss Whedon, ranks among one of the m...

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'God Bless America' A Funny, Insightful & Outrageous Indictment Of Contemporary Culture

    At the movies, righteous anger is in painfully short supply these days, but writer-director Bobcat Goldthwait manages to harness all of his (and more than a little bit of ours) in “God Bless America,” a scathingly funny indictment of the vagaries of contemporary U.S. culture. Compiling a...

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'The Cabin In The Woods' Is A Smart, Witty Blast For Genre Fans

    Almost no genre (bar perhaps the romantic-comedy) revolves around formula as heavily as the horror film. Obviously there are sub-categories: the haunted-house film, the zombie flick, the vampire movie. But a disproportionate amount of the involves a group of horny teens going to a remote location, t...

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Electrick Children' An Offbeat Indie With A Trio Of Charming Young Leads

    Opening the Generation section of the 2012 Berlinale, which is designed to promote films for, by and/or about young people, we honestly weren't sure what to expect from "Electrick Children," the debut film from writer/director Rebecca Thomas. Colour us pleasantly surprised then to discover that the ...

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    Review Round-Up: 'Friends with Kids' Has Moments of Sharp Humor, Heartfelt Romance (Video)

    Jennifer Westfeldt's romantic comedy "Friends with Kids" opens Friday, after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. The film stars Westfeldt, alongside Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm, Adam Scott, Chris O'Dowd, and Kristen Wiig. We interviewed the actress-writer-director and Jon Hamm here.

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    VODetails: 'Echotone,' A Documentary About the Influence of SXSW

    SXSW is here! And so's a documentary about its impact on Austin's creative class.

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