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Listen to Film Critics Take on the World at a Panel from SXSW

  • By Matt Singer
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  • April 19, 2013 10:02 AM
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Recorded at SXSW 2013 last month, this panel features critics Scott Weinberg and Melissa Hanson, "You're Next" screenwriter Simon Barrett, and film marketer Marian Koltai-Levine.

Critics Pick The Best Scenes and Surprises of SXSW 2013

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 18, 2013 3:17 PM
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Among the results of our SXSW wrap-up poll are two new categories: Best Scene and Biggest Surprise. For those wary of finding out too much about festival films before they make it to theaters, is this a perfect middle ground?

Picking Our Favorites From the Last Five Years of SXSW

  • By Forrest Cardamenis and Steve Greene
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  • March 7, 2013 1:19 PM
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Before the on-the-ground dispatches from SXSW 2013 begin, we take a look at our favorite recommendations from each of the last five years of the festival.

Where to Watch 52 SXSW 2012 Alumni Online

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 5, 2013 12:54 PM
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If you're not going to be in Austin for South by Southwest this weekend, here's a decent alternative: watch last year's highlights from home.

The Critics Break Down SXSW 2012

  • By Matt Singer
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  • March 19, 2012 12:08 PM
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The best movie. The biggest surprises. The coolest venue. Hear how things shook out at the 2012 South by Southwest Film Festival from the critics who covered it.

SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Aggression Scale'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 15, 2012 5:30 PM
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Both the low-budget environs and the heavily violent streaks in "The Aggression Scale" have critics torn.

SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Tall Man'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 14, 2012 7:45 PM
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The new horror film from Pascal Laugier has some critics discussing it in Shyamalanic terms. But is that the fault of "The Tall Man" or simply the work that came before it?

SXSW Review Capsule: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 14, 2012 6:11 PM
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It's a comedy with a distinct tone and some plot devices that strain the basic laws of nature. But many critics are saying that those choices do much to enhance, rather than distract from solid writing and performances.

SXSW Review Capsule: 'The Do-Deca Pentathlon'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 13, 2012 8:51 PM
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Made around the time as 2008's "Baghead," the Duplass Brothers' "The Do-Deca Pentathlon" is just hitting theaters now. Is the duo's latest effort an entertaining film ahead of its time or a sign that their delayed projects should be left in the past?

SXSW Review Capsule: 'King Kelly'

  • By Steve Greene
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  • March 13, 2012 3:54 PM
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Can a film shot on an iPhone be able to say enough about our culture while actually being a compelling film? Apparently, yes.