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As another year winds down and we all take comfort in the fact that the world hasn’t fallen into chaos (as of yet), the television offerings are slim. Many of the month’s premieres aren’t exactly……filled with festive cheer, but as the saying goes – qua…

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…

Joe Swanberg is an indie filmmaker in a renaissance period. Yes, he helped create mumblecore with filmmakers like Mark Duplass, Andrew Bujalski, Lynn Shelton and Aaron Katz, but Swanberg has arguably veered the least away from his improvised roots. In fact, unlike say, The Duplass Brothers, who (largely) tightly scripted their excellent HBO show, “Togetherness,” Swanberg has mostly kept his loose methodology. Continue reading Joe Swanberg Talks ‘Win It All,’ ‘Easy’ & His Fruitful Creative Collaboration With Jake Johnson at The Playlist.

In the on-going blitz of Netflix Originals we’ve been experiencing so far in 2016, Joe Swanberg’s “Easy” feels like a homing missile that has all the explosive resonance of a beach ball. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Filled with familiar faces, compartmentalized into bite-sized 30-minute shorts, and produced, directed, and written by the master and commander of mumblecore, “Easy” takes a light-hearted and accessible approach (no, really) to portray mid-life modern romance in Chicago, with the hopes of digging up some pretty heavy-duty stuff underneath terrifyingly ordinary lives. Continue reading Joe Swanberg’s ‘Easy’ Is Two or Three Joe Swanberg Movies Cut Into Eight Semi-Appetizing Pieces [Review] at The Playlist.

Joe Swanberg is taking his micro-budget model of filmmaking to television. Netflix has in the hopper an 8-episode anthology drama series from Swanberg, titled Easy.​ Swanberg is the writer, director and executive producer. As he has successfully done on the feature side, Swanberg has been able to line up big-name talent for his Netflix series, with Orlando Bloom and Malin Ackerman among those making appearances. Swanberg is expected to discuss the series in the keynote…