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Best Of The LA Film Fest 2015

6/19/2015 11:00am EDT
what lola wants
It’s over! That’s right, the 'LA Film Fest 2015' is officially done and frankly we’re damn tired! With a whopping eight articles that included a fest first look, party coverage, twenty-three film reviews and two featured interviews with people of note we’re very proud of all our hard work and ready to rest. So we’re celebrating in fashion with a final look at what we thought was the best of fest this year. The crème de la crème, the top dogs, the ones that make it all worthwhile – front and center. Proudly, here is our own… Best of Fest ‘Wrap Up’


One Last Batch Of Film Reviews: LA Film Fest 2015

6/18/2015 11:15am EDT
LA Film Fest 2015
With one more day in the illustrious 'Los Angeles Film Festival 2015' (held June 10-18 at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles – go to for more details!) we’re getting down to the cinematic nitty gritty! So in our final review article we’re checking out that last few flicks we could squeeze into our very busy schedule – a total of five more featured reviews! From a girl being harassed via a tech stalker to single dads fighting to regain the joy of life, here are our ‘Final Film Reviews’! (Be sure to check back tomorrow for the final article featuring our award winne...

More Reviews: LA Film Fest 2015

6/17/2015 11:10am EDT
LA Film Fest 2015 - 'More Film Reviews'
Well, it looks like this year’s 'Los Angeles Film Fest' (June 10-18 at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles – go to for more details!) is turning out to be one great movie going event. We’ve got a few duds, but also some very entertaining middle of the road films, plus two five-star flicks to boot! We’re certainly not stopping now, keeping the review row boat moving with even more encapsulated opinions below – a total of three feature films and a gaggle of shorts as well. The high, the low and the ‘avoid like the plague’ fare all get their day below!


"The Es...

LA Film Fest 2015: Five-Star Review Of 'What Lola Wants' - Plus Director Q&A!

6/16/2015 11:10am EDT
LA Film Fest 2015
What is the best thing to find in a film festival? Undiscovered five-star films of course! And during the still ongoing 'Los Angeles Film Fest 2015' (being held June 10-18 at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles – go to for more details!) we here at Starpulse have come across one such a remarkable hidden gem. Bursting onto the scene with hot allure, bad intentions and one mean mama, the new film "What Lola Wants" (which previously had its fest premiere and will screen again Wednesday, June 17at 3:05pm!) breaks the cool movie barrier by being one stunning piece of work. So ...

LA Film Fest 2015 Exclusive - 'Shut In' Star Beth Riesgraf On Playing A Lethal Lady

6/15/2015 12:15pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2015
For those with TV savvy, you no doubt recognize the name and face of actress Beth Riesgraf. Showing up on everything from "Leverage" to "Caper" (and my favorite a small role as the gal Jason Lee faked his own death to get away from on "My Name Is Earl!"), Riesgraf has carved out quite a name for herself on the small screen. So it’s no surprise that her newest leading big screen turn in the new film called "Shut In" (which recently premiered at 'LA Film Fest 2015' and will be playing one more time on June 17th at 6pm!) is yet another home run for the talented actress. In the film Riesgraf...

LA Film Fest: Cinematic Insight On Some Films

6/15/2015 10:18am EDT
LA Film Fest 2015 - 'Feature Film Reviews'
We’re already way deep into this year’s 'Los Angeles Film Festival 2015' (being held June 10-18 at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles – go to for more details!) and we’ve got only one review up so far – time to get to work. We saw a slew of flicks over the weekend and we’re now ready to provide a little cinematic insight. There are whopping eight films in five categories covered in encapsulated reviews below – and that’s just for openers! From creepy ladies who never leave the house to guys who regrettably sleep with their buddy’s girl, we’re checking out the best and wor...

Los Angeles Film Fest Opening Night Festivities

6/12/2015 11:20am EDT
Los Angeles Film Fest 2015 - 'Opening Night After Party'
We're keeping our coverage of the ongoing 'Los Angeles Film Festival 2015' (Being held June 10-18 at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles – go to for more details!) up to date by taking fans on a pic sneak peek at a cool catered event - it's the 'Opening Night After Party!'

This must be the place!

The bar is open!

Chili station!

Pasta station!

Taco/Burrito station!

Did the bar just get bigger?!

Coffee, tea and...desert? (Was on the way!)

Fest sponsor Jaeger-LeCoultre. (aka really expensive watches here!)

The DJ keeps the party going!


Review - Lily Tomlin's 'Grandma' - LA Film Fest

6/11/2015 12:15pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2015 Review - Lily Tomlin's 'Grandma' Is Good But N
Movies are a complicated thing. The mixing of so many different cinematic elements can make or break a movie with just a single wrong stroke. As a film, "Grandma" has a lot going for it including a top-notch cast and some seriously affecting story turns, but there’s just something not quite fully realized about it. Meaning for all its dramatic and comedic aspirations the film itself is good – it’s just not great.

Complex and sullen lesbian Elle Reid is an old lady with a big chip on her shoulder. It’s caused her heartache, especially with a current relationship, which she has abruptl...

Films To Check Out At This Years L.A. Film Fest

6/10/2015 12:20pm EDT
Los Angeles Film Festival 2015 – 'What To See'
Time flies when you’re having film fest fun! That’s right city of angels movie geeks it’s that time of year again – 'Los Angeles Film Festival 2015!' (Being held June 10-18 at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles – go to for more details!) Along with the regular slew of stars and must sees, there are some very nifty notables this year including a new Nightfall section with some truly tasty terror tales, an odd live read fest ender guaranteed to be an experience and of course those free screenings are still out and about for the frugal filmgoer. We’re beginning our comprehe...

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

6/23/2014 12:20pm EDT
LA Film Fest 2014
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 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...