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SXSW 2017 Adds ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Free Fire’ and More
SXSW really isn’t slouching with this year’s film festival programming (they rarely do), and today brings even more exciting additions to the lineup, including a pair of our most highly-anticipated films of 2017: Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire. Th…
Joe Swanberg Netflix 'Easy' Finds Love in First Trailer
We’ve gone at least several hours without a high-profile Netflix original series release, and have our next fix lined up as early as September 22. In the meantime, sneak a dirty little peak at Joe Swanberg’s new star-studded comedy on love and sex, as Netflix makes things Easy next wee…
‘Digging for Fire’ Trailer Features Lots of Actors You Like
Joe Swanberg has gone from prolific director of divisive mumblecore indies to director of more widely-seen and loved indie features, like Drinking Buddies — although Swanberg has been making films for over a decade, Drinking Buddies was his mainstream breakout. Or as mainstream as indies can …
Joe Swanberg Making Major Studio Debut With 'Work Wife'
Ever since making his directorial debut in 2007, filmmaker Joe Swanberg has quickly become just as prolific as fellow indie filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass. Over the last few years, Swanberg has been delivering more commercial and accessible fare, including ‘Drinking Buddies’ and last …
Reel Women: Anna Kendrick Charms in 'Happy Christmas'
Writer and director Joe Swanberg reunites with his 'Drinking Buddies' star Anna Kendrick for 'Happy Christmas,' an intimate indie dramedy in which Kendrick stars as a willfully regressive 27 year-old who moves in with her older brother and his wife, only to throw their world into…
'Happy Christmas' Review
There's a moment in 'Happy Christmas' when Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey and Lena Dunham have a few cocktails in a basement converted to a tiki bar, and that moment quietly strikes gold. The scene – three woman jawing about the balance of work and life – doesn't gear up to be some big emotional bre…

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