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'Very Good Girls' Director Naomi Foner on First Times and Lessons Learned
The Oscar-nominated screenwriter tells THR how she ended up making her directorial debut on an indie about two teenage best friends who vow to lose their virginity and the stories behind some of the film's biggest scenes.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
'Very Good Girls': Coming-of-age tale takes itself too seriously
There is so much talent in "Very Good Girls," Naomi Foner's examination of a close friendship threatened by sexual rivalry, secrecy and guilt, that you wish this fraught coming-of-age vignette had ignored the screenwriting formulas that bring the story to a too-tidy conclusion.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Dakota Fanning is bright and breezy in billowing hippie dress in NYC
'We just want the truth': Father of Abigail Hernandez's boyfriend demands answers over where teenager was for nine months and reveals the moment she could have been spared her ordeal Foster dad left 10-month-old girl to die inside 95F car for TWO HOURS and only remembered when he returned home to his partner Obama hauls Central American leaders to ... (more)
The Fanning Sisters Just Might Be Cooking Up a Movie Together, and We Heard the Whole Thing
One of Hollywood's most-beloved starlets, Dakota Fanning , may be 20 years old now, but two years ago she was transitioning into an adult on and off-screen in the best way possible: Spending her summer skinny-dipping in the ocean with one of her best friends, riding a pink vintage bike up and down the Brighton Beach boardwalk - and oh yeah - ... (more)
Travers: It's Time for July's Scum Bucket
Rolling Stone's film critic breaks out the bin for this month's "scummertime" movies, including a political documentary, a mythological adventure and a sexed-up romcom Hot town, "scummer" in the city - Peter Travers is back once again to count down the worst movies of the month, and July was particularly rife with garbage.
The Daily Beast
What It Means to Be - Very Good Girls'By Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis interviews best friend Naomi Foner about the screenwriter's film 'Very Good Girls,' the story of high schoolers who make a pact to lose their virginities.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Great cast but 'Very Good Girls' could be better
Despite a fine performance by Dakota Fanning, 'Very Good Girls' feels more like the stuff of a mild YA novel Screenwriter-turned-director Naomi Foner aims to capture what she calls "mythic" memories in her coming-of-age story "Very Good Girls."
Sun Jul 20, 2014
New York Daily News
A chat with Dakota Fanning and writer-director Naomi Foner
Fanning, who's been in the public eye for years, co-stars with Elizabeth Olsen and Boyd Holbrook, in a tale about two girls who make a pact to lose their virginity In "Very Good Girls," opening Friday, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen play Brooklyn teens eager to lose their virginity before college.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Saulnier: 'Night Moves' explores the dark side of environmental activism
The moral high ground can be a perilous perch; there are, after all, few things more dangerous than thinking your cause so holy that the ends justify any means.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Dakota Fanning: I Was An Exceptionally Mature Child
Dakota Fanning was just five years old and living with her parents and one-year-old sister in the small town of Conyers, Georgia, when, as she tells it, she and her mother had a heart-to-heart regarding her proto-movie star career trajectory.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Dakota Fanning is pretty in a sundress as she holds hands with male ...
Revealed: Father of toddler who died in a hot car 'spent the day sexting SIX women and the couple had a $25,000 insurance policy out on their child' Casey Anthony has become a recluse three years after her acquittal: 'America's most hated mother' is a prisoner in her home because she is too scared to go out Obama won't visit detention facilities ... (more)
The Ashland Daily Tidings
Face the consequences
The signature of a Kelly Reichardt film is its spare exposition. She relies almost exclusively on behavior, on tight shots of facial tics, or the quick glance to the side, all an unspoken, connotative language signaling the character's detachment or discomfort or prevailing anxiety.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
'Night Moves' Movie Review
Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt 's minimalist films are all shot on location in Oregon.