My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 4/3-4/10/2015


dead zoneON NETFLIX: The Dead Zone is one of the better adaptations of Stephen King. It stars Christopher Walken as a man who ends up in a coma, but when he awakens can see the future if he touches someone. It’s well acted with Walken, Brooke Adams and Martin Sheen in the leads. A clever and satisfying screenplay Jeffrey Boam and solid direction by David Cronenberg.
magicianON HULU: Ingmar Bergman’s The Magician stars Max Von Sydow as a magician who may or may not have supernatural powers. Also with Bergman regulars Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Anderson and Erland Josephson. A metaphor for how the filmmaker was being treated in Sweden at the time.
film noirSPECIAL NOTE: Starting Friday, 4/3/2015, American Cinemateque at the Egyptian begins their annual Film Noir festival. This is one of the best things that the Egyptian does (especially since the programming at this location has really been going downhill the last couple of years). This is a must check out and the full schedule can be found at http://ow.ly/L9mGU

unbelievable truthSPECIAL NOTE: From 4/4-10/2015, the CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater will have a tribute to independent filmmaker Hal Hartley, showing his new film Ned Rifle, as well as such films as Trust and The Unbelievable Truth

 

 

furiousFIRST RUN and OPENING: Furious 7, The Salt of the Earth, Cupcakes, ’71, Wild Tales, While We’re Young, Man From Reno, Danny Collins, Going Clear, Run All Night, What We Do In the Shadows, It Follows, Goodbye to Language, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem.

 

REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Egyptian: Film Noir festival begins 4/3

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: La Strada, Lust for Life, 4/3; Lawrence of Arabia, 4/4; Ben Hur, 4/5; Zorba the Greek, Viva Zapata, 4/9; starting 4/10, an Agnes Varda salute

 

NEW BEVERLY: Boogie Nights, Trainspotting, 4/3-4; The Insider, 4/5-6; Audition, Sonatine, 4/7; Shadows and Fog, Bullets Over Broadway, 4/10-11;

 

LACMA: Pierrot le Fou, 4/7

 

UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: A Time to Live and a Time to Die, 4/4; A Star is Born, Nothing Sacred, 4/10

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