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Charming Duplass Comedy 'The Do Deca Pentathlon' Fills In a Gap in the Duplass Oeuvre

Charming Duplass Comedy 'The Do Deca Pentathlon' Fills In a Gap in the Duplass Oeuvre

Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass may have gone to the proverbial dark side as…

Critical Consensus: Ben Kenigsberg and Matt Singer Discuss SXSW 2012

Critical Consensus: Ben Kenigsberg and Matt Singer Discuss SXSW 2012

Time Out Chicago film editor Ben Kenigsberg and Criticwire blogger Matt…

SXSW REVIEW | Bob Byington's Moving and Surreal 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' Is His Most Accessible Film to Date

SXSW REVIEW | Bob Byington's Moving and Surreal 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' Is His Most Accessible Film to Date

A surreal comedy about the cycle of life, Bob Byington's "Somebody…

Critic's Notebook: SXSW is Where the Crazy Movies Call Home

Critic's Notebook: SXSW is Where the Crazy Movies Call Home

A lot of major festivals showcase bold and provocative work. But SXSW has…

SXSW REVIEW | Adele Romanski's 'Leave Me Like You Found Me' Wisely Studies a Relationship on the Rocks

SXSW REVIEW | Adele Romanski's 'Leave Me Like You Found Me' Wisely Studies a Relationship on the Rocks

As a producer of "The Myth of the American Sleepover" and "Th…

SXSW REVIEW: Sean Baker's 'Starlet' a Provocative Showcase for Newcomer Dree Hemingway

SXSW REVIEW: Sean Baker's 'Starlet' a Provocative Showcase for Newcomer Dree Hemingway

With his first two features, Sean Baker established his interest in immigran…

Review: Adorable 'Gimme the Loot' Makes Graffiti Artists Look like 'The Little Rascals'

Review: Adorable 'Gimme the Loot' Makes Graffiti Artists Look like 'The Little Rascals'

Editor's note: A version of this review originally ran during the 2012 SXSW…

SXSW REVIEW: 'Sinister' Is a Familiar Haunted House Movie, But That's What Makes It Work

SXSW REVIEW: 'Sinister' Is a Familiar Haunted House Movie, But That's What Makes It Work

A dark and stormy horror movie of the Stephen King variety, "Sinister&q…

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

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,"…

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

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…