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'Baghead' is a Sometimes Awkward Marriage of Horror and Talkinessnew

Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass made one of the foundational movies of the so-called "mumblecore" movement with 2005's The Puffy Chair, and their follow-up, Baghead, finds them struggling to break out of what's become a somewhat stifling and limiting label.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Josh Bell  |  09-05-2008  |  Reviews

'Baghead': The Sacknessnew

An ingenue, a diva, a chucklehead, and a seemingly regular guy who turns out to be a chucklehead go into the woods to write a movie for their struggling-actor selves. It sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but in fact it's the premise of Baghead.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  08-25-2008  |  Reviews

The Sly 'Baghead' Spoofs Itselfnew

In Baghead's opening scene, the Duplass Bros. seem to poke fun at the self-importance of their indie universe. However, they go further: This self-deprecation becomes part of the film's goof.
INDY Week  |  Neil Morris  |  08-25-2008  |  Reviews

Brilliant 'Baghead' Mashes Genres with Unexpected Resultsnew

At first the film looks like the latest entry in the indie sub-genre that's come to be known as "mumblecore" -- but no sooner has the movie established its quartet of characters than it switches gears and goes somewhere creepier and far more intense than mumblecore pictures have previously ventured.
NOW Magazine  |  Norman Wilner  |  08-11-2008  |  Reviews

Is Mumblecore Going Mainstream?new

The Duplass brothers are considered two of mumblecore's founding fathers, having made the strange, awkward and sweet film The Puffy Chair a couple of years ago. With their latest, Baghead, they've created something very different: the first mumblecore horror film.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  07-30-2008  |  Reviews

'Step Brothers': Blended Family Valuesnew

Director Adam McKay and Will Ferrell relish working on an absurdist high wire, and the whole point of their movies isn't how any one scene relates to another but rather how much they can chip away at the logic that holds most movies together. Baghead also reviews.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  07-25-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Duplass Brothers Give Horror Films a Hipster Twist in 'Baghead'new

The Strangers has already proven that people with bags over their heads are terrifying, but the Duplass Brothers--whose first feature film, The Puffy Chair, is already a cult favorit--have gone out of their way to explore the funny side of a faceless man wearing a brown paper bag.
New York Press  |  Mark Peikert  |  07-24-2008  |  Reviews

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