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Win a double pass to SHORT TERM 12

The biggest breakout success of last year’s SXSW Film Festival was Destin Cretton’s Short Term 12, which centres on a compassionate social worker who supervises at-risk teens while hiding troubles of her own. Brie Larson gives a revelatory lead performance that is sure to put her on everyone’s radar, and Cretton’s quietly powerful film has justly been …

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[CAPSULE REVIEW] THE SPECTACULAR NOW is the most refreshing representation of teens in years

Sundance breakout The Spectacular Now might appear to be just another coming-of-age indie on the surface, but this surprisingly unconventional, affecting and authentic portrait of adolescence is in fact the genre’s freshest entry in years. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber ((500) Days of Summer) and director James Ponsoldt (Smashed) — working from Tim Tharp’s novel — pull off an impressive …

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