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SXSW 2015 Review: UNCLE KENT 2 Doesn't Care About This Review

...If it did, this write up would be for a very different film. One, perhaps, closer in resemblance to Uncle Kent 1 - a Joe Swanberg Sundance selection from 2011 that, by no means, begs for a sequel.So what is...

Sundance 2015 Interview: DIGGING FOR FIRE With Joe Swanberg

Joe Swanberg has never looked to filmmaking as a means of escapism. With an eye attuned to realism, Swanberg has a great talent for exploring and working through themes of relationships and ageing and the correlation between the two....

Melbourne 2014 Review: HAPPY CHRISTMAS Boosted By Its Characters

Joe Swanberg directs and stars in an 'indie' family drama that is as equally generic as the non-descript title suggests. The free-formed plot involves a couple with a child; Jeff (Swanberg) and author Kelly (Melanie Lynskey) and the slight stress...

Review: THE SACRAMENT Is Delicious Kool-Aid For Thirsty Viewers

Sometimes we are frankly limited by our terminology. What do you call a film that uses in-world video? That is to say, what do you call a film where the camera used to exclusively record the footage is incorporated as...

THE SACRAMENT: Watch This 'Brother And Sister' Clip From Ti West's Horror

Ti West's latest horror film The Sacrament is currently available on iTunes and OnDemand. It will open in cinemas on June 6. CraveOnline got an exclusive clip from the film to share with everyone. So a virtual pat on their...

Review: PROXY Dwells On The Dark Side Of Parenthood

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caregiver. The central idea around which everything swirls in Zack Parker's Proxy is as brilliant...

THE SACRAMENT Trailer Unsettles As It Reaches For The Light

A new green-band trailer for Ti West's The Sacrament reinforces the impression that this is a mighty unsettling film. From the official synopsis: The Sacrament follows two Vice Media correspondents as they set out to document their friend's journey to...

Watch The Red Band Trailer For Ti West's THE SACRAMENT

House of the Devil and The Innkeepers director Ti West broadens his palette with his latest effort, The Sacrament, a dark tale of starkly realistic religious fanaticism. Here's the how the Toronto International Film Festival described the film at its...

Indie Beat: Top 5 Most Intriguing Indies In December

As the calendar sheds the final days of 2013, the holiday blockbusters wind up as do the prestige movies, which makes it pretty darn quiet out there in the worlds of the independents and foreign language releases. Still, there are...

Fantastic Fest 2013 Review: PROXY Dwells On The Dark Side Of Parenting

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome is a relatively rare form of child abuse that involves the exaggeration or fabrication of illnesses or symptoms by a primary caregiver. The central idea around which everything swirls in Zack Parker's Proxy is as brilliant...

TIFF 2013 Review: THE SACRAMENT Will Make You Want To Drink The Kool-Aid

Sometimes we are frankly limited by our terminology. What do you call a film that uses in-world video? That is to say, what do you call a film where the camera used to exclusively record the footage is incorporated...

Watch The Trailer For Zack Parker's PROXY

Selected as part of the Vanguard program at the Toronto International Film Festival, the trailer for Zack Parker's Proxy has arrived online and it is deeply unsettling stuff. Here's an excerpt from the festival guide:As a very-pregnant Esther (Alexia Rasmussen)...

Review: DRINKING BUDDIES Brings Joe Swanberg To The Big Time

Joe Swanberg's career as a filmmaker has gone through several phases, all without his name being known to more than a tiny fraction of the movie-going public. The inadvertent and unwilling godfather of the "Mumblecore" sub-genre (in which listless twentysomethings...

A Trio Of Images From Ti West's THE SACRAMENT

The director of House Of The Devil and The Innkeepers, Ti West's latest will soon take a bow at both the Venice and Toronto film festivals and a trio of images from the film have arrived online.The latest film from...

Watch The First Trailer For Adam Wingard's YOU'RE NEXT!

It's been a long time coming but with Adam Wingard's festival favorite You're Next due to hit screens August 23rd the first trailer has arrived online. If you don't want to know who dies first then I suggest not watching....

SXSW Review: DRINKING BUDDIES Brings Joe Swanberg to the Big Time

Joe Swanberg's career as a filmmaker has gone through several phases, all without his name being known to more than a tiny fraction of the movie-going public. The inadvertent and unwilling godfather of the "Mumblecore" sub-genre (in which listless twentysomethings...

Here's Your First Look At Ti West's THE SACRAMENT

Run, AJ Bowen, run!... Or well, that appears to be the indie horror mainstay in the above still, the first from the Savannah, Georgia set of Ti West's latest entitled The Sacrament.Produced by Eli Roth, we don't know a whole...