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Present Company

Editor’s Note: I’ve decided to begin posting my reviews of films screening at SXSW early, hopefully helping anyone attending make some decisions about what to see. Present Company is screening on Monday March 10 at 5:00pm and Wednesday March 12 … Continue reading

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Quiet City/Dance Party USA

In her generally negative appraisal of the “mumblecore” movement in the November/December 2007 issue of Film Comment, Amy Taubin reserves praise for the two features written and directed by Aaron Katz, calling him a “breakout talent” and praising both the … Continue reading

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LOL (Director: Joe Swanberg, 2006): With the backlash against the so-called “mumblecore” movement already starting, I thought I’d better review this film now. I’ll admit that this is only the second film I’ve seen that falls within the bounds of … Continue reading

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The Puffy Chair

The Puffy Chair (Director: Jay Duplass, USA, 2005): The Puffy Chair was the recipient of significant buzz after it won the Audience Award at the South by Southwest film festival in 2005, and the fact that a film made for … Continue reading

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