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South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW)

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    SXSW Review: Olivia Wilde & Jake Johnson Have Crazy Chemistry In Joe Swanberg's 'Drinking Buddies'

    With the rise of digital filmmaking in the last decade, a new wave of DIY "mumblecore" filmmakers have risen up through the ranks. While initially many of these films were loose and unpolished, they are now are becoming more refined with many of these directors and actors now having basically integr...

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    SXSW: Danny Boyle Gives A Sneak Peek Of 'Trance'; Talks His Career With David Carr & Underworld's Rick Smith

    On Saturday morning at the South by Southwest Film Festival, a special retrospective of the works of chameleonic British film director Danny Boyle was presented. Moderated by craggy New York Times reporter David Carr, who spent a copious amount of time with Boyle during the extended Oscar campaign f...

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    SXSW Review: 'Short Term 12' A Heartrending, Heartwarming & Authentic Portrait of Life At A Foster Care Facility

    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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    SXSW Review: Frighteningly Dull 'Haunter' Missing Vincenzo Natali's Usual Edge & Inventiveness

    Vincenzo Natali is one of those genre filmmakers who has the rare ability to inspire loyalty in his small but vocal fan base by maintaining an aura of utter fearlessness. The director of ingenious, high concept doodles like "Cube," "Cypher," and, most importantly, the envelope pushing, outrageously ...

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    SXSW Review: '12 O'Clock Boys' Captures the Danger and the Beauty of Baltimore's Urban Dirt Bikers

    The first time we see the group of mostly young adult dirt bikers cruising down the streets of lower class Baltimore neighborhoods in "12 O'Clock Boys," the speed and intensity of their risky, unauthorized stunt work has been translated into poetry: Pitching backwards in slo-mo as they point to the ...

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    SXSW 2013: 'Bellflower' Producer Grashaw Talks Directorial Debut 'Coldwater'

    Vincent Grashaw produced, edited and acted in SXSW's 2010 hit "Bellflower," written, directed and starring his fellow Coatwolf Productions pal Evan Glodell. Now he's back in Austin with "Coldwater," his feature directorial debut, which he also co-wrote. The testosterone-fueled drama centers on a tee...

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    Director Fede Alvarez Says 'Evil Dead 2' Script Already Being Written; SXSW Reactions Mixed To New Remake

    People really seem to want more "Evil Dead." Fans flipped when creator/director Sam Raimi said (and then later recanted) that a "Evil Dead 4" was in the works, and the remake of the original just played SXSW last night. We'll have a review of our own later in the day, but reactions for SXSW see...

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    SXSW Opens with Raucous 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    The SXSW Film Festival's opening night has been the terrain of celebrity-infused audience-pleasers from "Kick-Ass" to "The Cabin In the Woods" and this year played to a seemingly winning formula. Friday evening, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Olivia Wilde took to the stage at the Paramount Theater in ...

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    Exclusive: Does Size Matter? Clip From SXSW Cockumentary 'Unhung Hero' Asks The Question

    So, here's the eternal question: does size matter? Ladies, is it important what your guys are packing or just how they use it? Dudes, are you confident with what god gave you down there? It's a discussion as old as time, but one nervy filmmaker is using his own undersized story to try and get a fina...

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    Exclusive: Poster For SXSW Psychological Thriller 'Holy Ghost People' Plus Trailer

    The ribs are being basted, the kegs are getting cooled, and the projectors are getting one last wipe of the lens as the SXSW Film Festival kicks off today. And while you already known the high profile movies that will unspooling, there are plenty more in the packed schedule not only jostling for att...

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