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Friday, August 23, 2013

Critic vs. Filmmaker: In Which Joe Swanberg Punches Devin Faraci in the Face

Posted by Alison Hallett on Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Last night I watched Hannah Takes the Stairs director Joe Swanberg's new movie Drinking Buddies; we'll have a full review in the paper next week, but suffice to say that it is an observant movie about pretty white people and their relatively low-stakes problems, and how you feel about it will probably have much to do with how you feel about "mumblecore" in general.

The point of this post, though, is to take a moment to remember the time that Swanberg beat the crap out of Badass Digest film critic Devin Faraci at Fantastic Fest:

Ahh. I *am* a critic, and even I find that satisfying. The full transcript of their debate over the merits of mumblecore is here, though really, it's the punching that's the fun part.

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