23 January 2013 8:46 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Well, the buzz around Paul Schrader's "The Canyons" continues to swirl, and it's been not particularly good. Most of that talk comes from the New York Times Magazine extensive article on the film, which among other things included the saga of Lindsay Lohan's behaviour on the set, creative differences between the director, producer Braxton Pope and writer Bret Easton Ellis, and even the revelation that Steven Soderbergh offered to edit the film. The picture was also turned down by the Sundance Film Festival, and it seems another festival has decided they won't be screening the movie either. According to sources speaking to THR, SXSW has rejected "The Canyons" citing "quality issues" with their source saying the movie has "an ugliness and a deadness to it." Umm, ouch. For what it's worth, Pope has said he's received no word from SXSW and again, this is unverified as well (though »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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