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LA Film Fest: Kiernan Shipka of ‘Mad Men’ and Meg Ryan make ‘Fan Girl’ Fun

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'Fan Girl', by director Paul Jarrett and screenwriter Gina O'Brien, was a total trip when it premiered at the LA Film Festival. A “trip”? Dude, that’s so last century. If there is anything this movie isn’t, it’s last century. Fan Girl is a winner of a movie because of the writing, the casting, and the acting. If all that works together, the director deserves credit as well. On the surface Fan Girl is a story of teenager Telulah Farrow, played by Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, Flowers in the Attic), who adulates the punk band All Time Low. She thinks she needs to connect with the band and create a music video for her filmmaking class to launch her movie career. What she really needs, and the story beneath the surface, is to learn what is really important in human relationships. Read More »

LA Film Fest: Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

This year’s LA Film Fest, sponsored by Film Independent, continued to be a remarkable cultural achievement. But within its 10-day run there were highs and lows. Read More »

LA Film Fest – ‘Europa Report’

Nearing Europa

Europa Report is “hard” sci-fi. That means that its plot cannot be separated from the science involved. Does that mean Europa Report is nerdy or boring? Absolutely not. Read More »

LA Film Fest: ‘The Spectacular Now’

The Spectacular Now

I really didn't want to like The Spectacular Now, but, I did. Read More »

LA Film Fest: ‘My Stolen Revolution’

Nahid Persson Sarvestani, creator of My Stolen Revolution

Nahid Persson Sarvestani's very personal film about the aftermath and consequences of the 1979 Iranian revolution. Read More »

LA Film Fest: ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck as ill-fated lovers

An outlaw escapes from prison to find the wife and the daughter he’s never met in this intimate film-noir. Read More »