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Monday, July 9 2012

A Tale of Two Brothers: 'The Do-Deca-Pentathlon'

For every feint in the direction of low-budget comic silliness, this film makes a more committed turn towards poignant honesty.

Thursday, March 15 2012

'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' Features a Terrific Turn by Susan Sarandon

Jeff and his brother Pat engage in a series of haphazard and mightily convenient adventures, building toward a "perfect moment" that's predictable in the abstract, if not the particulars.

Wednesday, January 19 2011

'Cyrus': Less is Sometimes More

Benefiting greatly from its mumblecore medium, Cyrus finds its charm in its minimalist approach to filmmaking.

Thursday, June 24 2010

Awkwardness Abounds in 'Cyrus'

Even though there's a lot more plot, and life, to Cyrus, it still bears a few precious hallmarks of a Duplass brothers' film.

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