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Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

By at July 13, 2014 | 10:41 am | 1 Comments

Family Business: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars While continuing to write and direct his low-key films at an unusually rapid (sometimes unbelievable) pace, Joe Swanberg has managed something a little unexpected – he’s matured. As with many of his previous warts-and-all efforts, in Happy Christmas, the 32-year-old inserts an interloper into an established setting (Nights and Weekends, Uncle Kent, more...

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New Movie Poster and Preview: Zack Parker’s PROXY

By at March 3, 2013 | 3:30 pm | 0 Comment

New Movie Poster and Preview: Zack Parker’s PROXY

One of the great indie cinema finds in 2011 was Zack Parker's timeline-skipping drama, Scalene, a cool little shocker that carefully dissects a storyline shared by three connected characters. The film earned its critical attention, and boasted an impressively tricky performance by long-time character actress Margo Martindale. (Read my review of Scalene here.) Now, Parker more...

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IFFB 2012 What to Watch: Friday Preview

By at April 27, 2012 | 6:12 am | 0 Comment

IFFB 2012 What to Watch: Friday Preview

If you're looking to buy tickets for Friday's screenings at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, you've got some tough decisions to make: The IFFBoston schedule is loaded with cinematic goodness for Day 3 of the festival, so we'll make this entry of What to Watch as helpful as possible. Read on... See Girl Run Here's your early evening choice if you're a more...

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Indie Film Buddies Next Moves: Thriller YOU’RE NEXT and JOE SWANBERG COLLECTED FILMS

By at September 24, 2011 | 8:12 am | 2 Comments

Indie Film Buddies Next Moves: Thriller YOU’RE NEXT and JOE SWANBERG COLLECTED FILMS

The phrase "independent film" can mean different things to different moviegoers. There's the indie world many are familiar with, where a buzz-crazy movie like The Kids Are All Right or Little Miss Sunshine plays at a small screen at the multiplex. Sometimes, it even blows up and becomes the flavor of the month. And that's good. Then there's an indie film world beneath more...

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