These days, however, Swanberg’s micro-movies aren’t quite so micro or non-professional.

It’s almost impossible to stumble upon the words “Joe Swanberg” without the inevitable subheading “godfather of mumblecore”. It’s true, of course. As (...)

It is in keeping with Joe Swanberg’s oblique approach that Happy Christmas, his latest low- key comic drama, was released in the US during high sum(...)

Computer Chess
Computer Chess

The most interesting thing about 2013’s cinematic landscape is the coming-of-age of Mumblecore. America’s post-Cassavetes kids are stumbling out of sp(...)

Drinking Buddies

Even if you loathe the ‘like y’know’ relationships and slow-voiced hipsters that define the Mumblecore movement, you have to admire filmmaker Joe S(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

You’re Next
You’re Next

The world’s most horrible moneyed family – including critical dad, nervous mom, chubby academic and his student girlfriend, bullying older brother, pr(...)

Funny girl: Greta Gerwig in 'Frances Ha'

As you may have noticed, it’s been a bit on the balmy side this summer. What better time to lower temperatures with the coolest actress on the planet?(...)