My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 7/10-7/17/2015

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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 7/10-17/2015
magdalene sistersON 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.
browning versionON 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.


third manSPECIAL RUN: The Third Man is being held over at the Nuart and can also be seen at the Laemmle Pasadena Playhouse. One of the greats. Should not be missed.


tangerineFIRST 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;




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

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