Post-Mumblecore

There's been considerable debate in the film community as to when/if the mumblecore movement ended. Some purists like Amy Taubin (FilmComment) claim it was over as early as 2007, saying, "Adieu, mumblecore, the indie movement that never was more than a flurry of festival hype and blogosphere branding." Others, like Andrew O'Hehir writing for Salon, tell us it ended in 2009: "'Mumblecore' has had a short and unhappy life as a film genre, and it’s time to shoot it in the head.... Mumblecore is dead, say I."

On the other hand, arbitrarily picking a single year -- say, 2010 -- as the end of mumblecore filmmaking would exclude many recent films that are obviously within the genre. In 2011, Maria…

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  • Greenberg
  • Douchebag
  • Like Crazy
  • You're Next
  • Lost in a Crowd
  • Smashed
  • White Fox Mask
  • Be Good
  • Empire Builder
  • Nancy, Please
  • Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • Marriage Material
  • Celeste & Jesse Forever
  • Exit Elena
  • Drinking Buddies
  • Computer Chess
  • White Reindeer
  • Touchy Feely
  • Lenny Cooke
  • Breathe In
  • I Love You, Apple, I Love You, Orange
  • V/H/S/2
  • The Sacrament
  • Coherence
  • Adult World
  • The Sixth Year
  • A Teacher
  • Blue Ruin
  • Cheap Thrills
  • Proxy
  • Happy Christmas
  • Loves Her Gun
  • 24 Exposures
  • Land Ho!
  • Listen Up Philip
  • Laggies
  • L for Leisure
  • The One I Love
  • Sabbatical
  • Wild Canaries
  • Intimate Semaphores
  • While We're Young
  • Song One
  • Sulemani Keeda
  • Adult Beginners
  • As It Is in Heaven
  • The Guest
  • Creep
  • Starry Eyes
  • Honeymoon
  • Uncertain Terms
  • Bag Boy Lover Boy
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Late Phases
  • Meet Me in Montenegro
  • Entertainment
  • Funny Bunny
  • Almost A Weekend
  • Digging for Fire
  • Men Go to Battle
  • The Overnight
  • They Look Like People
  • The Invitation
  • Lace Crater
  • Darling
  • Midnight Delight
  • New Cops
  • Joshy
  • Blue Jay
  • Don't Think Twice
  • Teenage Cocktail
  • We Go On
  • The Alchemist Cookbook
  • Another Evil
  • The Lonesome
  • Thirst Street
  • Waiting for Violette
  • Creep 2
  • The Ritual
  • The Endless
  • Support the Girls
  • Shithouse