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  • Cannes Film Review: 'Beautiful Youth'

    After a series of deliberately difficult art films, Spanish director Jaime Rosales' "Beautiful Youth" feels almost conventional, apart from two long segments in which major events in the lives of its characters are depicted via the screens of their mobile phones. For better or worse, Natalia and Carlos represent Rosales' idea of a typical early-20s couple, drifting along with ambitionless lethargy, forced to grow up when Natalia realizes she's pregnant. Alternately, this slice-of-life drama could be the sympathetic backstory of an amateur porn star -- a far more marketable way to sell a film that approaches that plot point with nary a whiff of exploitation.
  • Besedka Johnson dies at 87; discovered by Hollywood at age 85

    Besedka Johnson dies at 87; discovered by Hollywood at age 85
    At 85, Besedka Johnson was discovered by Hollywood in the locker room of a Los Angeles gym. An executive producer of the movie "Starlet" was also working out at the YWCA when "she recognized some sort of star quality in Johnson" and asked her to...

    Los Angeles Film Fest: Jurors announced for award competitions

    Los Angeles Film Fest: Jurors announced for award competitions
    Film Independent has announce the jurors for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. The jury for the DIRECTTV Narrative Competition consists of Film Independent Spirit Award-winning producer Gina Kwon ("Chuck & Buck"), Spirit Award-nominated director...

    'Starlet' review: Nekkid grandma! Well, no, but almost

    'Starlet' review: Nekkid grandma! Well, no, but almost
    *** (out of four) Jane (Dree Hemingway) is a young L.A.-via-Florida girl who’s as obnoxiously aloof as she is stick-thin. Sadie (Besedka Johnson) is an elderly widow who acts as if it’s a huge hassle to give Jane tap water—sans ice&...

    'Starlet': Actress brings a solid pedigree to a solid indie ★★★

    'Starlet': Actress brings a solid pedigree to a solid indie ★★★
    In the Van Nuys, Calif.-set "Starlet," a success at this year's South by Southwest film festival, the young actress Dree Hemingway brings a sure comic touch (without shtick) to a satisfying picture. Now 25, she's the daughter of Mariel Hemingway and the...