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Filmmaker David Gordon Green's latest effort, "Prince Avalanche," is getting some of the best reviews of his career. A hit at Sundance, that just got picked up by Magnolia Pictures, the unusual, poetically observational pas de deux comedy is funny, but also unexpectedly moving and human (you can read our review here). Starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as estranged Beckett-ian odd-couple road crew workers in Texas, the film charts their fractious personal dynamics, their existential uncertainties, and perhaps most impressively, the way they come to ultimately empathize and bond with one another. A remake of the Icelandic film "Either Way," Green said he remade the film almost on a lark and as an exercise when a friend, who had never seen the film, suggested he take it on. And while the director did receive permission to make what he calls a "very respectful" version of the original picture, »

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