Trailer: Much Ado About Nothing

After director Joss Whedon's mega block-buster The Avengers last year, he decided to tone it down a bit for his next project. It's a bit of a palate cleanser - Much Ado About Nothing is an adaption of the classic Shakespearean comedy by th...


International Spring Breakers posters will get you amped

Amped in the pants still counts as amped. These new international posters for wildcard indie director Harmony Korine's new movie Spring Breakers have appeared online and seem to reinforce the idea that Spring Breakers will be a ton of steam...


Trailer: Somebody Up There Likes Me

In Somebody Up There Likes Me, Nick Offerman (of Parks & Rec fame) stars alongside Keith Poulson in an indie drama/comedy about love and disappointment. Offerman shines in the trailer as his hilarious, dry self, and the rest of the mov...


Flix for (Not So) Short: If I Am Your Mirror

An underrated film I really liked a few years ago was Richard Linklater's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly. Outside of the film's narrative of a cop-turned-junkie torn between his internal struggle with reality (and the film...


Illustrated Moonrise Kingdom script available to download

Focus Features has released online an illustrated version of Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola's Academy Award nominated script for their 2012 film, Moonrise Kingdom. You can click through the script on their website and download a .pdf file t...


Beasts of the Southern Wild to be re-released this week

Beasts of the Southern Wild was this year's breakout independent movie, as favorite among the Flixist staff that have seen it, and also probably the longest review we have to date. In the light of the dark horse candidate's four Oscar nomin...


Trailer: Upstream Color

This full trailer for Upstream Color - the anticipated, forthcoming film from director Shane Carruth - seems to give the film a broad sense of transience and fluidity, with hints of violence and unease. A lot of people, including myself, a...


Trailer: I Am Not A Hipster

I Am Not A Hipster is a moody indie drama darling from this year's Sundance Film Festival. The story follows Brook, a talented, aspiring musician who kind of falls apart after his mother dies. His three sisters and estranged father come to...


Review: Out There

I've always equated short films with short stories: they make the most of their abbreviated space by filling in the most important of information. Of course, given the short period of time, the format provides both a test and a sense of cre...


Trailer: The Girl

The Girl (which unfortunately shares a name with an upcoming Hitchcock film on HBO) stars Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) as she loses her child to Social Services. To earn some extra money she becomes a Coyote, someone who is willing to tran...


Jay and Silent Bob are getting an animated film in 2013

That's right, good old Paul Revere Kevin Smith himself is set to release a Jay and Silent Bob animated feature next Spring! It's being produced by Jason Mewes (Jay, otherwise known as the Snoochie Boochies guy) and will most likely be ...


CIFF Review: A F*ckload of Scotch Tape

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...


CIFF Review: Holy Motors

[Flixist will be attending the 48th Chicago International Film Festival over the next few weeks. Be sure to follow along as we bring you coverage from the longest-running competitive international film festival in the country. You can easil...


Trailer: All Superheroes Must Die

Looks like we have the second trailer for the film previously known as Vs., now operating under the title of All Superheroes Must Die. That pretty much sums it up. A group of superheroes is captured by their arch-nemesis and, after be...


Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I love adaptations because, in the right hands, they'll take an established source and expand on them into a new direction. They're not rebranding of the material, but rather a wholly new look at a world we treasured and loved. Some film ad...


New Mondo Back to the Future & Fantastic Fest 2012 prints

With Austin, TX's annual all-around indie hoopla Fantastic Fest starting at the end of this month, the Alamo Drafthouse's poster distribution arm - Mondo - is set to release some fantastic new prints for those who cannot attend. This time w...


Review: Sleepwalk with Me

Mike Birbiglia is a jack of all trades. Primarily working as a comedian, he's had a bevy of successful comedy albums, but he's also written two off-Broadway plays, and has written a book, Sleepwalk With Me & Other Painfully True St...


Trailer: How to Make Money Selling Drugs

Unfortunately for broke hipsters like myself, this isn't some "how to" documentary as the title suggests. I was lured in with false promises of quick and easy money like that one time I stood in front of a Home Depot to get some quick work...


New The Perks of Being a Wallflower images have sprouted

It's been awhile since the first trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released. Since then, I basically read the novel cover to cover and found myself highly anticipating the film's release. 15 new images were recently released, ...


Shia LeBeouf turning away from the studio system

Here's an interesting bit of news. One of Hollywood's biggest young stars has decided that he's had enough of being jerked around by the system and that he wants out. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Shia LaBeouf spoke his mind ...


Trailer: 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom

Last time we heard about 3, 2, 1... Frankie Go Boom, it was simply known as frankie go boom and kind of left me wanting more... a lot more. With its theatrical release (October 12, 2012) fast approaching, the first proper trailer for ...


Interview: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks)

Yesterday we brought you our interview with the directors of the indie comedy Ruby Sparks. The two obviously had a lot of influence over the tone and direction of the film, but for a small movie like this where you've got basically six acto...


Interview: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (Ruby Sparks)

When husband and wife directing team Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris release Little Miss Sunshine they were instantly catapulted to directorial fame. Since then the couple, who wear about as many different hats as anyone can, have been wo...


Trailer: Robot and Frank

The trailer for Robot and Frank is now out, and while Hubert didn't walk away too fond of the movie at a Sundance screening last winter, I think this trailer is pretty cute. Featuring the lovably cranky Frank Langella as a retired criminal...


Alan Moore to work in film of own volition

In the sad way that certain artists come to be known more for succulent ancillary gossip rather than their actual contributions, Alan Moore, like an actor who happens to enjoy rodent-based anal pleasantries, has seen the most news interest ...


New photos for Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild has been making the festival rounds and cleaning up wherever it goes. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Film and the Excellence in Cinematography Award at this year's Sundance, and it was an official ...


Watch Cousin Ben host a Moonrise Kingdom screening

One of my favorite appearances in Wes Anderson's new Moonrise Kingdom is Jason Schwartzman as Cousin Ben. Schwartzman plays a semi-obnoxious older Khaki Scout who often takes advantage of the innocent younger scouts, but underneath his tou...


Wes Anderson color palette swatches show continuity

Designer Beth Mathews has created this image showing what she believes to be the main color palettes for all of Wes Anderson's movies. She asserts on her blog that "You no longer have to be just a business to have a brand," and her color...


Review: Your Sister's Sister

Independent films have been teemed in awkward quirkiness as of late, full of precarious situations and cringe-worthy dialogue that makes you wonder how anybody could ever actually say half the stuff spoken in films. And then you realize tha...


The 5 best Bill Murray moments in Wes Anderson movies

[At the end of this week Wes Anderson will release Moonrise Kingdom. That means all this week we'll be celebrating by diving into his past films with a slew of features on the distinctive director and his films. Head here to see all our cov...


Alternative Moonrise Kingdom posters are adorable and hip

To celebrate the release of Wes Anderson's newest creation -- Moonrise Kingdom -- this weekend, Shortlist asked a bunch of their favorite designers to create some alternative posters for the movie. They are all pretty darn cool. The posters...


Trailer: A Buddy Story

Television show Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss stars in A Buddy Story, an indie drama romcom about a lonely solo musician named Buddy, (get it?) played by Gavin Bellour, and his flighty and insecure neighbor Susan, played by Moss. Moss looks pre...


Moonrise Kingdom character posters are adorable, spoilery

Wes Anderson's upcoming Moonrise Kingdom is looking like more fun everyday. These new character posters feature several of the main characters, as well as most of the big game actors in the movie - including the beloved Anderson staple, Bil...


Trailer: Chicago Rot

Wow. This first official trailer for Chicago Rot is a riot. The film, shot around my beautiful hometown of Chicago, is about a wrongly imprisoned man being let loose in the city as he looks for the man that murdered his Mother and "stole h...


New image for Moonrise Kingdom is cute and Wes Andersoney

Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Anderson's newest movie, premiering this May at the Cannes Film Festival. As we've been saying after seeing the trailer, it looks like Moonrise Kingdom will be safely towing the Wes Anderson-style line. And there's n...


Trailer: Take This Waltz

Uh oh, time to get the tissues! In Take This Waltz, Michelle Williams stars as Margot (Indie movie parameter #1: Have a character named Margot - check.) a young woman who finds her happy marriage thrown into question when she falls for her...


Trailer: Jesus Henry Christ

Jesus Henry Christ is the story of a 10 year old boy-genius who, much to his single-mother's dismay, embarks on a quest to find his biological father. Written and directed by Dennis Lee, the movie looks like your typical adorable and quirk...


New, eerie Mondo posters for Melancholia

[Update: Wow, these have sold out already! Still, we can all appreciate how awesome-looking these posters are.] Today at a random time, Mondo will be releasing these two new posters for Lars von Trier's apocalyptic epic, Melancholia. The po...


Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom to open Cannes Festival

We haven't heard too much information yet about what will be shown at this year's Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, but now we know what's going to be opening it: Wes Anderson's upcoming movie Moonrise Kingdom! This isn't too much of ...


Trailer: Us and the Game Industry

Us and the Game Industry is another feature documentary about the lives and times of independent video game developers. While this year's Indie Game: The Movie focused more on the practical challenges facing the young, independent develope...


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