Five Favorite Films with Starlet Director Sean Baker

Summary

One of the buzz films at this year's SXSW festival, writer-director Sean Baker's Starlet explores the unusual friendship between a 21-year-old actress (Dree Hemingway) and an 85-year-old woman (Besedka Johnson) when their lives cross paths in California's San Fernando Valley. Featuring breakout performances -- especially from Hemingway, the daughter of actress Mariel and great-granddaughter of writer Ernest -- the movie is getting early praise from critics ahead of its release in New York and Los Angeles this week. We caught up with director Sean Baker recently, who shared with us an interesting list of his five favorite films. Back to Article

Comments

Bob Thompson

Bob Thompson

Used Cars! Awesome pic.

Nov 6 - 02:01 PM

Smokie G.

Smokie Gonzalez

Hmm.. Cages or Keitel's??

Nov 6 - 03:15 PM

Reza T.

Reza Trikurnia

keitel, 1992

Nov 6 - 06:27 PM

Reza T.

Reza Trikurnia

keitel, 1992

Nov 6 - 06:27 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Watched USED CARS again only recently. Hilarious, underrated gem, and Kurt Russell is terrific. There's a scene where the lot wants to interrupt the President's address to the nation with a midnight commercial. When reminded that he's "f*cking with the President," Russell responds, "Like he doesn't f*ck with us"?

Nov 6 - 07:28 PM

Keith Snarkey

Keith Snarkey

Nice... Monkeyface!

Nov 6 - 07:49 PM

Cybergosh

Cybergosh ~

These movies are good. I like movies.

Nov 7 - 12:46 AM

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Hugo Emanuel Melo

This is a pretty good list. I haven't watched "Oasis", tough. And I actually think "The Idiots" is one of Trier's worst films, altough not bad at all.

Nov 7 - 02:23 AM

Mark Rudman

Mark Rudman

I haven't seen it, but I think The Next Three Days could become a classic,
like other films whose duration is anything but equally divided; it reminds me of Bresson and Renoir, Condemned Man Escapes and what other than Grand Illusion:

Mark Rudman


NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS:
Reconstructed from Andre Bazin?s unfinished book, Jean Renoir


There were abundant signs pointing in one direction:
the diamond merchant dead at the wheel of his car in his carriage house;
the diamond merchant?s wife?their name is Goldberg?
rolling into the street at the report of a pistol in the night;
the Bugatti?s lights jabbing at the fog as it roared through the dark winding streets
after the smugglers; the furtive, unfocused looks of the villagers,
the smell of rain, the squishy, mist-covered fields;
the svelte, electric murderess, who, having imbibed some poison falls
limply into Maigret?s arms, and Maigret,
as he awkwardly administers first aid, glimpses?
with his drooping eye and indirect yet hawklike gaze?
the betraying scar on her left breast, a clue to her less than
aristocratic origins. The mystery is made more mysterious
by the absence of three reels, lost by one of the actors after the film was shot.
There?s only one still from the film in Bazin?s unfinished volume on Renoir:
in it there are six men and no women.
Bazin left no commentary on Night?, which needed him more
than all the others because it made its way into the world
maimed, distorted, involuntarily obscure.


TLS

Dec 30 - 01:12 PM

What's Hot On RT

Box Office Wrapup
Box Office Wrapup

Captain America Triumphs Again

WonderCon
WonderCon

175 cosplay pictures

Highlights
Highlights

Picture gallery of stoners in film

<em>If I Stay</em>
If I Stay

Chloe Moretz goes out-of-body

Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile