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CANNES FESTIVAL – and now to one of my favorites, “Red Rocket” by Sean Baker (review)

After twenty years of working in the adult film industry in Los Angeles, Mikey Saber (Simon Rex), returns with his tail between his legs to Texas City, Texas, a small oil town south of Houston with twenty-two dollars in his pocket. He manages to convince his wife Lexi (Brie Elrod), with whom he’s separated, and his mother-in-law, to let him crash for a few days. Promises are made. Mikey will ... more >

Starlet Movie

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: STARLET

[Cre Film]
Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson and Boonee
Directed by Sean Baker

In the department of gems to discover, “Starlet,” by Sean Baker. Once in a while we’re lucky enough to come upon an excellent film that had somehow slid under our radar screen. I’m thinking “Tiny Furniture,” showered with awards at indie film festivals, written about, lauded but attracting only a small audience. As a writer, I was green with envy when I finally saw it. How can an author be so ... more >