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    Get Ready for Showtime's Supernatural Chiller 'Penny Dreadful' with Creepy New Trailer (REVIEW)

    Showtime's new smart horror series "Penny Dreadful" debuts May 11. Watch a new trailer here, plus read our SXSW review.

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    Pick Hit: Raunchy R-Rated Comedy 'Neighbors,' Starring Rogen, Byrne & Efron, that Even Critics Love (RED BAND TRAILER)

    Universal Pictures smartly debuted "Neighbors," a raunchy, R-rated comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron as the titular domestic warmongers, at SXSW 2014, where it picked up great word-of-mouth from festival-goers and critics alike. But the best thing in the movie is Rose Byrne. The films opens M...

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    Review: Chris Eska's Meditative, Slow-Burn Civil War Drama 'The Retrieval'

    Chris Eska’s beautifully made Civil War drama “The Retrieval,” which opens at Film Forum April 2, is a quietly stirring journey into America’s ravaged heartland of 1864. It follows three black men, two fully grown and one barely on the cusp of adolescence, as they walk North and navigate the complex...

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    REVIEW: Why 'Unicorns' Fest Discovery Leah Meyerhoff Is One to Watch

    One of the finds at this year's SXSW Film Festival was Leah Meyerhoff's directorial debut "I Believe in Unicorns," now simply titled "Unicorns," about the aftermath of a 16-year-old girl's first sexual experience, and the velocity of teenage love. Fresh off its Austin premiere, the film played the S...

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    SXSW Review: Wildly Creative & Unforgettable Romantic Time Travel Comedy 'The Infinite Man'

    For some reason South by Southwest was full of time travel movies this year, with the abysmal Ethan Hawke thriller "Predestination" (read our review here), a supposedly horrendous comedy "Premature" and a low-wattage Australian romantic comedy "The Infinite Man," which, coming out of the festival, m...

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    SXSW Review: Documentary 'Above All Else' Obscured By Narrow Focus

    In the interest of full disclosure, I'm firmly against the Keystone XL pipeline that will start in Canada and cut through the United States to the Gulf Coast. If it goes through, I think it's an environmental disaster waiting to happen, with an economic boost that would temporarily benefit the avera...

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    2014 SXSW Audience Award Winners Include 'Cesar Chavez,' 'True Detective,' 'Silicon Valley' & More

    Film fans are now making their way from Austin and another year at the SXSW Film Festival, with bbq stains in unexpected places and flickering images still dancing in their head. And after the juries weighed in last week with the best of the fest, now regular audiences have noted on what was worth p...

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    SXSW Review: Unexpectedly Moving Documentary 'Harmontown' Examines 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon

    We're not sure there's been a figure in the history of television quite like Dan Harmon. The "Community" creator has, over the past few years, become the first celebrity showrunner, a writer as well-known as any of his creations, and whose fiiter-free, headline-grabbing antics, and rise-and-fall-and...

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    SXSW Announces 2014 Audience Award Winners

    Audience award winners have been announced for the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, now wrapping up in Austin.

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