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    SXSW Review: Creepy Midnight Movie 'Honeymoon' Starring Harry Treadaway & Rose Leslie

    The body-snatching subgenre of horror and science fiction is a particularly pliable one that can serve any number of purposes. This is the genre in which some kind of invading force, usually from beyond the stars, comes to Earth and starts taking over human hosts. It's a profoundly chilling thought:...

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    SXSW Review: Jon Favreau's 'Chef' Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo & More

    Ahead of the inaugural screening of Jon Favreau's latest film "Chef,” the movie is being heralded as a glorious return to the filmmaker's independent roots. Favreau, after all, wrote "Swingers," one of the more influential indies of the nineties, and reteamed with his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn...

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    "The Grand Budapest Hotel" Isn't (Just) Wes Anderson's Best Movie: It's a Breakthrough

    Sure, it's got amazing sets and costumes (and fonts). But are you ready for a Wes Anderson movie about fascism?

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    Review: Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Is Delightful, Delicious and Delovely (CLIP)

    Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" world premiered at the Berlinale and hits theaters Friday, March 7. Here's Anne Thompson's review.

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    Critic's Notebook: Why You Should Care About the SXSW Film Festival

    At any given moment, it's impossible to comprehend the scale of South by Southwest. On Monday morning, American refugee and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will loom above audiences at Austin's Convention Center for a highly anticipated conversation certain to focus on the the resistance institutio...

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    This Weekend, Experience the Bold and Dangerous World of 'Nymphomaniac' on VOD

    While there's plenty to see in theaters this weekend (we've outlined three), the film you won't want to miss is Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1," and you can watch it from the comfort of home. It arrived on VOD Thursday before hitting theaters on March 21. Also arriving this weekend is anot...

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    SXSW Review: Linklater's 'Boyhood' a Slice of American Pie as We've Never Tasted Before

    Sometimes you want to say, simply, go see this movie, and leave it at that. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which debuted at Sundance and won two Berlinale prizes, is such a film. Now headed for SXSW, it's ingenious: Shot over the course of 12 years using the same actors -- Ethan Hawke and Patricia A...

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    Rewatching the Queer Canon, Part 4: Fassbinder's Gaze

    If, for whatever reason, some prophetic stranger were to approach me at this very moment and tell me I was about to be plucked from my spot upon this futon and flown to a desert island with nothing but a DVD player and my choice of a director's filmography to keep me company for the rest of my days...

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    Indiewire Picks Free Movies: Not Going to SXSW? Bring the Vibe Into Your Home With 'RiP: A Remix Manifesto'

    With South by Southwest taking off this week, you're bound to read a lot about the convergence of film and technology in these parts and others. For anyone journey to the Austin convention, SXSW offers a joyride through some of the most cutting edge conversations taking place among artists today. Bu...

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