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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 7/31-8/1/2015
ON NETFLIX: Leland Orser gives a riveting performance in writer/director Riley Stearns Faults, about a disgraced cult deprogrammer who is hired by some parents to rescue their daughter from a new cult called Faults. But nothing is at it seems is this tense filled psychological thriller.
ON HULU: Writer/Director Jean Cocteau created a beautiful updating of the Orpheus myth, with Orpheus a popular poet in modern day France who loses his wife to the angel of death. A poetic reverie on art and artists and love.
FIRST RUN and OPENING: Phoenix; The End of the Tour; The Look of Silence; The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet; The Best of Enemies; Samba; Irrational Man; Mr. Holmes; The Stanford Prison Experiment; Ant-Man; Trainwreck; Cartel Land; Minions; Tangerine
REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Egyptian: The Changeling, Poltergeist, 7/31; Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Creeps, 8/1; The Blob, The Thing, 8/7
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: Saturday Night Fever, Grease, 7/31; Apocalypse Now, 8/1; Paper Moon, What’s Up, Doc?, 8/6; The Last Picture Show, Nickelodeon, 8/7
NEW BEVERLY: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, 7/26-8/1; For a Few Dollars More, 8/2-8;
LACMA: The Littlest Princess, 8/4
UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: The Wild Party, Anybody’s Woman, 7/31; Working Girls, Sarah and Son, 8/1; Man’s Castle, Young America, 8/7