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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 2/5-2/12/16
ON NETFLIX: Tucker and Dale vs. Evil is a very amusing trifle that turns all the tropes and formulaic plot twists of movies where city people are at the mercy of psychotic country ones. Written by Eli Craig (who also directed) and Morgan Jurgenson, whatever else the movie is, it’s a lot of fun.
ON HULU: In Persona, an actress suddenly discovers she’s unable to talk. She is assigned a nurse and the two go to the seashore where the nurse finds her personality being submerged into the actress. One of Ingmar Bergman’s greatest films and the movie that made Liv Ullman popular in the U.S. Also with Bergman stalwart, Bibi Andersson.
SPECIAL SHOWINGS: The Oscar nominated short subjects (live actions, documentaries and animation) will be shown in various locations and theaters up until the Academy Awards are held
FIRST RUN and OPENING: Hail, Caesar!, Southbound, 4th Man Out, Rams, Eisenstein in Guanajuato, The Pack, The Finest Hours, In the Land of Women
REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Egyptian: McCabe and Mrs. Miller, The Long Goodbye, 2/5; The Deer Hunter, 2/6; Rocky, Creed, 2/11; Blade Runner, 2/12
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: Oklahoma, Showboat, 2/5; The Wizard of Oz, 2/6; An American in Paris, The Band Wagon, 2/6; Mad Max: Fury Road, Mad Max 2, The Road Warrior, 2/8; Cartel Land, 2/9; Mustang, 2/10; The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Canterville Ghost, 2/11; Beauty and the Beast, Wings of Desire, 2/12
LACMA: Spellbound, 2/9
NEW BEVERLY: The Thing, The Hateful Eight, 2/5-6; Stagecoach, The Hateful Eight, 2/7-8; McCabe and Mrs. Miller, The Hateful Eight, 2/10-13
CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater: The American Dreamer, 2/5, 6, 8 & 9; Pierrot le Fou, 2/8-10; The Mother and the Whore, 2/12
UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: Branded to Kill, Youth of the Beast, 2/5; Tokyo Drifter, Fighting Elegy, 2/6; Gate of Flesh, Story of a Prostitute, 2/12