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Film, "The Swell Season": Jumbled Story of Two Musicians' Angst is Dully Banal

"The Swell Season": Jumbled Story of Two Musicians' Angst is Dully Banal

This tour doc — shot in moody, close-up-heavy black-and-white — traces a few years on the road with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, real-life musical collaborators in the band The Swell Season who starred in the 2007 Irish indie musical…
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Calendar, Night&Day Too Good to Be True

Too Good to Be True

The Swell Season is a tour doc — shot in moody, close-up-heavy black-and-white — that traces a few years on the road with Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, real-life musical collaborators in the band The Swell Season who starred in…
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Music, Reviewed The Frames

The Frames

If time is kind to the Frames, the current swooning over singer Glen Hansard's appearance in indie flick Once will die down without overshadowing The Cost, the Irish rock band's sixth and strongest album. In the film, Hansard and Czech…
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Film, Busker Love

Busker Love

Once, written and directed by John Carney, is a deceptively simple movie — a narrative strung together by pop songs, but without the sheen (or arrogance) of most cinematic musicals. By day, a Dublin busker (Glen Hansard) sings Van Morrison…
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Film, The Music Men

The Music Men

PARK CITY, Utah --On the first Saturday of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, I rolled out of bed and hustled up Main Street for the 8:30 screening of Tamara Jenkins' The Savages, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney as…
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