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LA Film Fest 2014 – Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’

June 23rd, 2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 – Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’
It’s ended, the curtain is down and projector is silent. That’s right film fans, the LA Film Fest 2014 is officially over and what a year it was. We got to check out various films – both good and bad – over the span of nine days that made for one fun time at the movies. Here at Starpulse.com we did a whopping nine articles that included three lush character actor interviews, as well as multiple reviews of a slew of flicks to keep you guys in the loop. Well, the fest has listed their favorites already, but now it’s our turn. Far from the politics and giving you the real skinny on what’s...
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LA Film Fest 2014 Exclusive: 'Cut Bank’s' Michael Stuhlbarg Talks Character

June 20th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 Exclusive: 'Cut Bank’s' Michael Stuhlbarg Talk
In finishing up our coverage of LA Film Fest 2014 complete with interviews featuring stellar work to watch for, we here at Starpulse.com wanted to go out with a bang. And no single performance at this year’s fest showed originality, creativity and command of a character more than actor Michael Stuhlbarg in a film called "Cut Bank." Playing a hermit recluse named Derby Milton who comes out of hiding (“we thought you were dead!”) in search of his strange missing postal package, Stuhlbarg’s Oscar worthy turn is a cross between Anton Chigurh in "No Country for Old Men" and George Harvey in "T...
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LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Final Day Reviews'

June 20th, 2014 10:10am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Final Day Reviews'
We’re almost at the end of our coverage of this year’s LA Film Fest folks. Let’s hurry and finish taking a look at some of this year’s crop of flicks to give you the skinny. So check out the encapsulated reviews below in our...'Final Day Reviews!'

"Starred Up" - A unique film that’s essentially about a father and son reconciling after spending a lifetime estranged, but with both being behind bars in the same prison. So that means add bad guys, cell lovers and crooked prison guards to the mix and you got one messed up setting for father/son bonding moments. I have to admit the flick...
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LA Film Fest 2014 - 'More Film Reviews'

June 18th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014
We’re back film fans with more encapsulated reviews of flicks featured in the year’s LA Film Fest and there’s some real winners and losers for sure. (And yes, we’re always rooting for the flicks to be great naysayers!) From docs with heart to dramas that are dark, we’re looking at five more flicks from the 2014 crop – check them out below!

“I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” – Frankly this doc was not even on my radar of flicks to see, but I’m so thrilled it was passed on to me as it turned out to be my favorite film of the fest thus far. (And it’s in serious contention for my...
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LA Film Fest 2014: Actress Lara Vosburgh On Fighting Drugs And Demons For 'Inner Demons'

June 18th, 2014 9:42am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014: Actress Lara Vosburgh On Fighting Drugs And D
We’re continuing our LA Film Fest 2014 coverage here at Starpulse.com with our ongoing look at standout performances that linger and this next gal delivers handsomely. In her new film "Inner Demons" actress Lara Vosburgh plays a young girl named Carson, a troubled teen who has three very different sides. She’s a typical high school kid trying to fit, who also happens to be a heroin addict, who also may be possessed by a demon. It’s quite a handful for an actress so young, but the talented Vosburgh is more then up to the challenge. In fact her role even got the attention of iconic posses...
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LA Film Fest 2014: Actress-To-Watch Haley Lu Richardson Talks Being Diverse In Two Fest Films

June 16th, 2014 11:10am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014
Nothing makes a movie more memorable than an actor or actress with diversity, so anyone seeing films at the LA Film Fest 2014 should remember the name Haley Lu Richardson. As a legitimate powerhouse acting double threat, Richardson has not one but two amazing and totally different performances in two separate films in the fest and they’re both equally captivating to watch. In the touching film "The Young Kieslowski," Richardson plays a sweet and charming college student who finds herself in love, pregnant and wanting to keep the baby despite heavy-duty obstacles. By contrast in the dark ...
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LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Happy Hour With Renwood Winery'

June 16th, 2014 5:00am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Happy Hour With Renwood Winery'
Events do indeed flow like wine at the LA Film Fest 2104 and we have the pics to prove it! We’re putting the film viewing on pause as we got an invite to head over to the lush Festival Lounge for happy hour with Film Festival Sponsor Renwood Wines to drink their signature Old Vine Zinfandel with the Winemaker himself Joe Shebl for the ultimate schmooze and booze fest. We took some pics pre-party (you’re not getting into this one when it’s if full drink swing without a pass folks!) to give you just a sip (yes, wine slang!) of what went down. Cleanse the palate and breath in the oak flavor...
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LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Day One Reviews'

June 13th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 - 'Day One Reviews'
The great Los Angeles Film Festival 2014 (held in Downtown Los Angeles at LA Live June 11-19) is underway and we’re hitting the flicks and events hard and fast for the fans. But up first in our comprehensive coverage of the 20th Anniversary of the fest is some encapsulated reviews to keep everyone up to date – Day One style! Check ‘em out below!

“The Well” – With one of the co-writers Jacob Forman being the genius behind the script for "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane" it’s of little surprise that "The Well" sports a lushly layered and ass kicking female lead character. What is unexpec...
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LA Film Fest 2014 Review - Visually Stunning 'Snowpiercer' Lacks Acting Authenticity

June 12th, 2014 10:15am EDT
LA Film Fest 2014 Review - Visually Stunning 'Snowpiercer' Lacks
Defying genre boundaries and playing successfully with tone has become a staple of filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. In the film "Memories of Murder" the auteur took on the traditional detective mystery, went after the monster movie with "The Host" and explored paternal responsibility with "Mother." So it’s only fitting that his latest flick "Snowpiercer" also skillfully examines separate important issues like class system and the effect of a post-apocalyptic world and turns them on their ear. But unlike the previous films from the famed Southern Korean director this one sports a mostly English la...
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Los Angeles Film Festival 2014 - 'What To See'

June 11th, 2014 11:22am EDT
Los Angeles Film Festival 2014 - 'What To See'
Hey LA film freaks – it’s that time of year again! Yup, our favorite Los Angeles Film Festival held in Downtown Los Angeles at LA Live is upon us again taking place June 11-19 (head over to www.lafilmfest.com for more details!) and it’s going to be a real special year. Not only are there some amazing original films and cool events planned, but this is the official 20th Anniversary of the fest that has long prided itself on bringing movie geeks everywhere the best of cinema both big and small. So in celebration of their long standing achievements, Starpulse.com is kicking off our comprehe...
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