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    This Weekend: See 'Short Term 12,' 'The World's End,' 'The Grandmaster' and 'Drinking Buddies'

    The summer ends on a high note with one of the best-reviewed movie weekends of the season. Four films are sitting with an 80% Fresh or higher on the Tomatometer, and for good reason.

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    Brie Larson Discusses the Daunting Challenge of Leading 'Short Term 12' and Only Doing Projects She Believes In

    Twenty-three-year-old California bred Brie Larson has mined an impressive career as a stellar supporting player with memorable performances in "Rampart," "21 Jump Street" and Diablo Cody's HBO show "The United States of Tara" as Toni Collette's rebellious daughter. In the SXSW sensation (it won both...

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    Review: 'Short Term 12' Starring Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr. & Rami Malek

    It’s Nate’s (Rami Malek) first day at the adolescent foster care facility Short Term 12, and his new coworker Mason (John Gallagher Jr., scruffy and soulful) is regaling the staff with a silly monologue about an unfortunate sharting incident he suffered in the line of duty. It's a funny tale, but it...

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    Watch: Brie Larson & John Gallagher Jr. Talk 'Short Term 12,' Working With Kids, Upcoming Projects & 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 was crowned the unofficial "It Girl" of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival by us and many others. Why exactly? She had (count 'em) four...

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    Brie Larson Wins Best Actress at Locarno Film Festival Awards for 'Short Term 12'

    The 66th Locarno International Film Festival has announced its annual awards, or Palmares. The Pardo d'Oro went to Albert Serra's "La Historia de la Meva Mort." Best Actress went to Brie Larson for "Short Term 12," which also won a special mention, while Balthasar Kormakur picked up the Variety Piaz...

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    Exclusive: Listen To A Track From 'Short Term 12' Soundtrack Plus Watch The Tree Ring Perform A Tune From The Score

    If you're a regular reader of The Playlist you likely already know that many of us have been taken by "Short Term 12." The SXSW winner (taking both the Grand Jury and Audience Award for Narrative Feature prizes) was named among our 13 Films You Should See In August and has pretty much been winning s...

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    LOOK: Artful Poster Series for Upcoming 'Short Term 12,' Starring Brie Larson (TRAILER)

    Destin Cretton's "Short Term 12," starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as a couple working in a short-term unit for foster kids, has been receiving accolades since its debut at SXSW, where it won the Best Dramatic prize. The film hits theaters August 23. Check out the artful collection of pos...

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    Exclusive: Clip From SXSW Award Winner 'Short Term 12' Starring Brie Larson

    By now you've seen us heap no small amount of superlatives on "Short Term 12," the little indie that could that has been winning over critics and audiences so far this year playing SXSW (where it won Grand Jury and Audience Award for Narrative Feature), Los Angeles, BAMcinemaFest, Seattle and Nantuc...

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    The 7 Films You Must See This August

    August is here and about to offer quite the selection to movie-goers, and not just if you're into superheroes and sequels. As the final monthly extension of our summer movie preview, Indiewire is offering another summer indie "must-see" lists to make cinematic decision-making as easy as possib...

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    Locarno International Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Kicks Off August 7

    The 66th Locarno International Film Festival, kicking off August 7, has unveiled its lineup. Included in the fest's selections are Richard Curtis' time-travel romantic comedy "About Time," starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson; Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur's ("The Deep") "2 Guns," sta...

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