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    SXSW Review: Spierig Brothers 'Predestination' Starring Ethan Hawke

    There seem to be two Ethan Hawkes working in the movies these days, operating in parallel universes. They look the same and sound the same but their choice in movies couldn't be more wildly different. There's the Ethan Hawke, whose warm, naturalistic performances in things like "Boyhood," are amongs...

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    SXSW Review: Fantastical 'I Believe In Unicorns' Rings True

    A much discussed topic in the film world recently has been the dearth of women directors in mainstream filmmaking and the impact that this has on the representation of girls and women, and their experiences on screen. Thankfully, the independent film world has a much better track record with female ...

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    SXSW Review: Strangely Funny 'Faults' Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Ansel Roth (Leland Orser) already has plenty of faults—a once-renowned expert on cults, he’s now lost a TV show, a marriage and the rights to his latest book—but he’s looking for one more. To be specific, two worried parents (Beth Grant and Chris Ellis) hope that he can rescue 28-year-old Claire (Ma...

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    SXSW: Watch First 5 Minutes Of 'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton' With Kanye West, Questlove, Common & More

    Already having traveled the world in 2013, with festival stops in Los Angeles, Athens and Stockholm, the next destination for Jeff Broadway's hip-hop documentary "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records)" is SXSW, and in case you're not on the ground in Austin, a pretty sizeable little ...

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    SXSW Review: Madcap Murder Mystery 'Wild Canaries'

    Writer/director Lawrence Michael Levine’s film “Wild Canaries” is a tonal and genre departure from his previous feature, “Gabi On The Roof In July,” but his hipster Brooklyn milieu remains the same. This film poses the question: just how might a murder mystery in this yuppie brownstone setting play ...

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    SXSW Exclusive: Swedish House Mafia Raves In Clip From Documentary 'Leave The World Behind'

    Swedish House Mafia might be one of the biggest acts in the world you don't know about. And though they're going away, the progressive house group are leaving behind one final treat for fans, the documentary "Leave The World Behind." Director Christian Larson goes behind-the-scenes of the group's fi...

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    SXSW Exclusive: Love Crosses Continents In Trailer For '10,000 KM (Long Distance)'

    Love is the curious emotion that be both strong and fragile, all at the time. A bond that seems unbreakable can suddenly bend when the circumstances around the union are changed. Can love survive distance? Can passion be sustained across continents? Co-writer and director Carlos Marques-Marcet explo...

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    Marc Webb Originally Didn’t Want To Make ‘Amazing Spider-Man,’ Addresses Villain Overkill Concerns For The Sequel

    SXSW: In the vaults from indie-filmmaker to tentpole blockbusting director, Marc Webb took one of the biggest jumps in recent memory. He started his feature-length filmmaking career with 2009’s inventive and quirky “(500) Days Of Summer” and then made the quantum leap to “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

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    Tilda Swinton Tells SXSW How She Feels About Cinema -- Her Answer is Sublime

    If there's anything more mesmerizing that watching a Tilda Swinton performance, it's seeing the actress and film festival runner speak live in person. SXSW attendees in Austin got to experience Swinton in all her alluring glory yesterday during an hour-long talk, moderated by the Film Society of Lin...

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    SXSW: Marc Webb On How Video Games Taught Him to Make Films and What He Regrets About 'Spider-Man'

    Few filmmakers in recent memory experienced quite the ascent Marc Webb did when he was handed reigns to Sony's "Spider-Man" franchise with only one feature credit under his belt (the breakout Sundance smash "(500) Days of Summer").

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