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Director Jim Hosking‘s “The Greasy Strangler” caused such a polarizing reaction a few years back at Sundance that, whether you liked it or not, chances were that you were most likely intrigued by the director that came up with such a …

One of today’s foremost purveyors of “mumblecore” cinema – a derisive pigeonholing label for low budget indies which often involve the Duplass Brothers and sonorous dialogue – Joe Swanberg has managed to carve out a special niche for himself with his l…

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I reflect on the summer movie season that just ended, which we use as a gateway to champion two smaller, but bizarrely similar, indie releases in “Good Time” and “Ingrid Goes West” (both made our recent Best Movies of the Summer list). Yes, we’re late to the game on these films, but we feel they’re worth your time as a moviegoer (go see them!) and plenty valuable for a good podcast chat. Continue reading Chasing A ‘Good Time’ & ‘Ingrid Goes West’ [Adjust Your Tracking Podcast] at The Playlist.

Aside from “The Social Network” (which in a lot of ways isn’t really about social media, more the birth of it), we haven’t really had a great movie about social media. Could “Ingrid Goes West” be the first one? The story of an unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with an Instagram star, directed by Matt Spicer, won some raves at Sundance (here’s ours), and the more we see of it, the more we want to see it. Continue reading Watch Aubrey Plaza Behave Very Badly In NSFW Red-Band Trailer For ‘Ingrid Goes West’ at The Playlist.

Up-and-coming indie studio Neon spent a pretty penny earlier this year to acquire the rights for the Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West.” Early buzz surrounding the summer flick, which debuted earlier this year at Sundance, has been extremely positive (including our review) and as one of the few titles that made noise out of Park City this year, it’s certainly one to watch. Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Ingrid Goes West’ Sees Aubrey Plaza Taking A Dark Turn at The Playlist.

To say Aubrey Plaza is in the middle of a breakout year is something of an understatement. Sure, she’s had career highlights such as “Parks and Recreation,” “Life After Beth” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” but nothing has allowed her to stretch her impressive creative talents as a prestige television series, and the two dark comedies she has hitting theaters this summer. First off, Noah Hawley’s “Legion” is in serious danger of being ignored by Emmy voters in a sea of impressive Peak TV programming and if it happens it might even be a worse sin than “The Leftovers” being snubbed for its first two seasons. Continue reading Aubrey Plaza On ‘Little Hours,’ ‘Ingrid Goes West’ And ‘Legion’: “I Never Think Anything I Do Is Good” [Podcast] at The Playlist.