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LAFF Review: ‘The Ever After’ Starring Teresa Palmer & Mark Webber An Unwieldy, Tense Look At A Marriage

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • June 13, 2014 4:55 PM
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The Ever After, Teresa Palmer
A relentless self-exploration has steered actor and director Mark Webber’s filmmaking output, and increasingly it seems his preferred route of doing so is through quotation marks. Last year’s “The End of Love” starred Webber as “Mark,” an actor struggling in LA with his real-life son Isaac, and now—with a new romance and marriage to “Warm Bodies” actress Teresa Palmer—here arrives “The Ever After,” a similarly self-reflexive look at marriage hiding a dark undercurrent of anxiety and abuse.

Review: Mark Webber's 'The End of Love' Moves With Minor-Key Moments & Undersold Skill

  • By James Rocchi
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  • February 28, 2013 6:04 PM
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Written, directed by and starring Mark Webber -- whose acting filmography runs from "Kids" to "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" -- "The End of Love" is hardly a work of revelation. At the same time, it's surprisingly well-executed, nicely performed and manages to combine a warm and gentle sense of the rhythms of life with a cold and bright-eyed look at the world and its lead's flaws and character. Following his earlier directorial effort, "Explicit Ills," Webber plays Mark, an aspiring actor and successful fuck-up. We see him woken by his two-and-a-half-year-old son, Isaac (Isaac Love). Mark asks Isaac what he wants for breakfast -- cereal? Isaac is intent: "Oatmeal." Mark shoots him an askance glance: "But oatmeal takes longer than cereal, buddy.…"

Mark Webber Talks 'The End of Love' & “Non-Traditional” Love Story Follow-Up 'The Fun In Forever' With Teresa Palmer

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 27, 2013 10:59 AM
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Post-production, festival attention, and eventual release are bound to alter a filmmaker's perspective on a film -- particularly so, if the work is an intensely personal document of fatherhood starring their real-life son. Actor/director Mark Webber has done just that though with Isaac Love -- two years old during filming -- for “The End of Love” (read our review) and a week before its theatrical opening, he chatted with us about the journey from Sundance, Isaac's performance, and his next directorial effort.

Watch: U.S. Trailer For Mark Webber's 'The End Of Love' Co-Starring Shannyn Sossaman, Amanda Seyfried & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 14, 2013 6:07 PM
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Mark Webber is not only a solid actor traversing both indie and mainstream worlds ("Broken Flowers," "The Hottest State," "Dear Wendy," "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World"), but he has also found his own voice and bloomed into a interesting writer/director in recent years. He released his debut "Explicit Ills" in 2009, and his sophomore directorial effort, "The End of Love" feels like another personal and intimate work. It also features a meta aspect at its core: he stars as an actor named Mark alongside his real-life, then-two-year-old son Issac

10 Breakout Filmmakers & Performers From The 2012 Sundance Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2012 12:28 PM
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One of the major benefits of Sundance has always been the new talent it's unleashed on the world. From Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith in the festival's heyday to more recent discoveries like Carey Mulligan, Jennifer Lawrence, Cary Fukunaga and Drake Doremus, the film world shifts ever so slightly each January as burgeoning filmmakers make their mark on the industry.

Sundance: Mark Webber Talks Working With His Son On 'The End Of Love' & How The Michael Cera Scene Came Together

  • By John Lichman
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  • January 25, 2012 3:02 PM
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Every artist takes inspiration from their personal life, but for Mark Webber, making his sophomore directorial effort, “The End of Love,” he didn't have leave home to find his muse. The film, which opened over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, focuses on a character named Mark and his two-year old son Issac; which is a coincidence since it stars Mark and his then-two-year-old son Issac. While not exactly a cinematic autobiography, like Webber's previous film, "Explicit Ills," which focused on the Philadelpha neighborhood he grew up, it allows the writer/director to approach a variety and thematic and narrative material with palpable sense of realism.

Jim Jarmusch Producing Erotic Dramedy 'Panarea' Starring Mark Webber & Chloe Sevigny

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2012 5:51 PM
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While we'll have to wait patiently for the pieces to come together on Jim Jarmusch's awesome vampire flick that at one time had Michael Fassbender, Mia Wasikowska and Tilda Swinton set to star, it looks like the director isn't sitting idle. Jarmusch has become closely aligned with Mark Webber, producing his directorial debut "Explicit Ills" and casting him in "Broken Flowers." We caught up with Webber at the Sundance Film Festival where he's unspooling his latest effort behind the camera "The End Of Love" (check out our review here) and when we asked about what he might direct next, he instead revealed he's once again going to be working with Jarmusch on an intriguing new project.

'Community' Star Alison Brie & 'Party Down' Star Lizzy Caplan Team For Rom-Com 'Save The Date'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 3, 2011 1:44 AM
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Martin Starr & Geoffrey Arend Co-StarUpdate: Mark Webber, last seen playing Stephen Stills in "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World," has also joined the cast.

'Scott Pilgrim' Star Mark Webber Directing Drama Starring His Two-Year-Old Son

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 26, 2011 1:58 AM
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Michael Cera, Shannyn Sossamon, Amanda Seyfried, Jason Ritter Also In Cast A year ago, it looked like indie veteran Mark Webber might be about to take a major leap in his career, as one of the more left-field choices among the top-notch ensemble of Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World." While Webber was terrific as the neurotic, fame-hungry Sex Bob-omb frontman Stephen Stills in the picture, the disappointing box office haul of the film meant that the actor hasn't quite cracked the mainstream yet, even if it's gone some way to helping things along.

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