My recommendations for film watching this week in L.A. 2/26-3/4/16


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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 2/26-3/4/16
ff 1ON NETFLIX: Bus Stop, written by George Axelrod (from a play by William Inge) and directed by Joshua Logan, is one of Marilyn Monroe’s greatest performances. In it, she plays Cherie, an absolutely awful singer (her rendition of That Old Black Magic has to be seen to be believed) who finds she has earned the attraction of a somewhat naïve rancher who wants to marry her though he barely knows her. It all resolves itself at the title location. With an excellent supporting cast, Eileen Heckart, Arthur O’Connell, Hope Lange, Hans Conreid and Don Murray in the Oscar nominated role of the rancher.
ff 2ON HULU: Mommy is French Canadian Writer/Director, as well as wunderkind, Xavier Dolan’s best film since his first, I Killed My Mother (yeah, I know, kind of makes you think). A widowed mother has to decide what to do with her mentally troubled son. She sees hope when a neighbor seems to have a calming effect, but things do not quite go as she would like.
ff 4SPECIAL 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
ff 3FIRST RUN and OPENING: Eddie the Eagle, Only Yesterday, Deadpool, Where to Invade Next, A War

 

 

REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: Twentieth Century, The Odd Couple, 2/27; Sense and Sensibility, Truly, Madly, Deeply, 3/3

 

LACMA: Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street, 2/25; Only Angels Have Wings, 3/1

 

NEW BEVERLY: Reservoir Dogs, The Hateful Eight, 2/25-27; The Wild Bunch, the Hateful Eight, 2/28-29

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