Your Sister’s Sister

This film was previously reviewed by Mick McGovern after its screening at JDIFF 2012. He quite liked it too. 

Lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister – ★★★½

Lynn Shelton’s fourth feature sees her re-uniting with her Humpday star and the hardest working man in mumblecore, Mr. Mark Duplass. Emily Blunt and Rosemarie DeWitt form the other 120° of an incredibly unusual love triangle.

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The indie sleeper hit of the summer now has a trailer

So we included Colin Trevorrow’s Safety Not Guaranteed in our Sundance 2012 preview, and after building a lot of positive buzz at the festival we finally got a trailer yesterday.

Indiewire calls the clip endearing, and I have to agree but have to say it looks like so much more too. A smart, funny and well-thought-out film is always damn hard to find during the sunny months, so this will be very welcome when it hits North American cinemas on June 8th. I imagine a European release will follow at the tail-end of the summer.

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A “JDIFFerent” perspective on the first half of the film festival…

This is a guest post by Irish arts (distinct lack of theatre writing though) blogger Mick McGovern, who deposits his thoughts at amawaster.blogspot.com.

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I love the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. In between darting between cinemas and screens, queueing, Q&As and helping with market research (I studied sociology and statistics once upon a time so I have a compulsive need to fill out questionnaires and forms), I even managed to watch some films during the first half of the festival.
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Sun. Dance. [10 to look forward to from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival]

/ See what we did there? It's a stock image of girl DANCING in front of the SUN. Yeah? /

Every year around this time I take a cheeky look at flights to Salt Lake City, Utah.

One of these years I’m actually going to the Sundance Film Festival and try pack in ten days of snow, drinking and independent cinema. But sadly work, money and life commitments mean it won’t be in 2012.

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