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Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Monday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Home
Marshall Fine

I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.

Putting Computers in Their Place: Computer Chess and The Nerd Origins of Today's Technopoly

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Jason Apuzzo

You probably haven't heard of Computer Chess. After all, it has no stars in it. What Computer Chess has going for it, though, is that it tells the unvarnished, gawky truth about the early days of this public menace we've come to know as the 'computer.'

Why I Love 'Girls'

Rajiv Naresh | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
Rajiv Naresh

Girls deals with sex, love, friendship and the mundane lives everyone leads in a way that's interesting. It allows you to see the humour in your own circle of friends.

Mumblebore: Jeff, Who Lives At Home Is an Existential Farce

Chris Krapek | Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

At a brief 83 minutes, the Duplass brothers' fourth film is laborious and elicited many checks of the clock. It's exhausting.

Interview: Mark Duplass and Ed Helms Talk Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Marshall Fine

Ed Helms understands comedy. But the kind of improv that writer-directors Mark and Jay Duplass do made him a little nervous.

Exclusive Q&A: Filmmaker Breathes Fire into Ultra-Indie Bellflower

Brad Balfour | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home
Brad Balfour

What is Bellflower? It's a road movie, a mumblecore/relationship film, even a weird buddy pic with some bitchy girls and that flamethrower.

Found in Translation: Littlerock

Tribeca | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

The "Best Movie Not Playing at a Theater Near You" opens Friday: Littlerock is the latest low-budget, high-aesthetic movie to display how small-budget cinema can still be formally ambitious.

LA Film Fest, Starring Silverlake

Abe Schwartz | Posted 08.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Abe Schwartz

I saw three different narrative features this past week at Los Angeles Film Festival that were set in the Silverlake area of LA. I live in the area, and it was cool to see familiar spots captured through different eyes.

Joe Swanberg Says "Uncle"

Abe Schwartz | Posted 07.05.2011 | Home
Abe Schwartz

Uncle Kent is about a 40 year old stoner/slacker/cartoonist (played by Kent Osborne) who gets into some odd sexual misadventures in Silverlake, CA.

HuffPost Interview: Kentucker Audley and Eleonore Hendricks of "Bad Fever"

Teddy Wayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teddy Wayne

I spoke with the actors of Bad Fever, premiering at SXSW, about improvisation, how their other artistic roles inform their acting, and the inevitability of a 3-D mumblecore film.

HuffPost Review: Cold Weather

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

Just as I began to lose patience with Aaron Katz's Cold Weather -- what? Another movie about twenty-somethings figuring out their lives? -- it took a left turn and grabbed my attention.

Interview With Filmmaker Kentucker Audley

Teddy Wayne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teddy Wayne

In a recent interview, mumblecore director Kentucker Audley discussed the cinematic movement he's associated with, his filmmaking technique, and how to break out of the genre's insular tendencies.

Hipster Pilgrims (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you made a mumblecore film about pilgrims? No? Oh, that's too bad, cause if this proposition had been nagg...

Joe Swanberg on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Bazer

Discussing ice cream and movies with filmmaker Joe Swanberg (Alexander the Last, Hannah Takes the Stairs) at The Hideout.

HuffPost Interview: Lynn Shelton, Director of Humpday

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marshall Fine

"I was fascinated by the relationship between straight men and gay porn, the residual anxiety that straight guys feel about their own personal relationship to gay sex."