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Sundance Review: ‘Low Down’ Starring Elle Fanning, John Hawkes, Glenn Close & Lena Headey

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 24, 2014 12:01 PM
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Low Down
Evincing a similar mustard brown aesthetic and destitute mood—spiritually, emotionally and psychologically—Sundance indie, “Low Down” is to 1970s jazz, what John Huston’s “Fat City” is to that era of boxing: a down and out look at talented three-time losers that can’t get past their addictions, demons and terribly self-destructive qualities. But unlike Huston’s Stacy Keach pugilist drama (admittedly uneven, but still fascinating), “Low Down” is interminably depressing and features an indolent pace that would embarrass any musician looking to engage.

Sundance First Look: Anne Hathaway In 'Song One' & Elle Fanning In 'Low Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 4:41 PM
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Song One
Two music-based/centered movies on the way to Sundance, featuring a couple actresses we really dig. Onwards...

Mark Ruffalo Out, John Hawkes In To Play Jazz Musician Joe Albany In 'Low Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 12, 2012 4:30 PM
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Damn, as far as indie movie hand offs go, this one is pretty great. So, Mark Ruffalo can no longer do your movie? How about John Hawkes instead? That's precisely what's happening with "Low Down," the developing jazz biopic focused on Joe Albany.

Mark Ruffalo To Play Jazz Pianist Joe Albany In 'Low Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2011 6:37 AM
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A lot of people did a double take when longtime indie stalwart Mark Ruffalo signed on to play The Hulk in "The Avengers" last year. Had the thespian turned his back on his indie roots? Was this a new, more mainstream geared Ruffalo that was emerging? Nah, didn't think so. Once Ruffalo is done going green this summer, he'll slide back into a smaller pic and one that once again finds the actor dipping his toes in new water.

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