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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 7/10-17/2015
ON NETFLIX: In The Magdalene Sisters, writer/director Peter Mullan follows three young women who are basically imprisoned in a Catholic “home” for wayward girls against their will, something perfectly legal until fairly recently. One is mentally slow and pregnant; another was raped; and another was too flirtatious. A moving drama and devastating expose of a cruel and unjust system.
ON HULU: Adapted from his own play by Terence Rattigan and directed by Anthony Asquith, The Browning Version is a triumph for lead actor Michael Redgrave, who won Cannes for his performance. A deeply felt and empathetic performance about a teacher, a sort of anti-Goodbye, Mr. Chips, who realizes perhaps a little too late that he has made some devastating choices along the way.
FIRST RUN and OPENING: Tangerine; Dope; Inside Out; What Happened, Ms. Simone?; I’ll See You in My Dreams; Spy; Infinitely Polar Bear; Love & Mercy; Me and Earl and the Dying Girl; Testament of Youth; Magic Mike XXL; Minions; The Suicide Theory; Amy; 10.000 KM;
REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Egyptian: Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! 7/10; It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 7/11; Kiss Me, Stupid, One, Two, Three, 7/12; New York, New York, 7/15, and then The Egyptian starts a weekend salute to Jacques Tati starting with M. Hulot’s Holiday and The Big Day on 7/17
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: a tribute to Robin Williams with Popeye, Good Morning, Vietnam, 7/10; Boulevard, 7/11; Good Morning, Viet Nam, Good Will Hunting, 7/12; Easy Rider, Zabriskie Point, 7/17
CINEFAMILY at The Silent Movie Theater: A one week run of rockumentary A Poem is a Naked Person
NEW BEVERLY: King of Hearts, Arsenic and Old Lace, 7/10-11; They All Laughed, At Long Last Love, 7/12-13; The Birds, Jaws, 7/17-18
LACMA: An American in Paris, 7/14;
UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: 7th Heaven, A Farewell to Arms, 7/10; Street Angel, Lilliom, 7/17