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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 3/4/16-3/11/16
ON NETFLIX: For those of you who have yet to see actor/writers Dudley Moore and Peter Cook comic take on the Faust story, and I guess there are some such, here is your chance. One of the best films of the 1960’s, Moore plays a short order chef at Wimpy Burger. He wants to date the curvaceous waitress there, but can’t get himself to do it. Instead, he decides to kill himself. Enter Cook as you know who to give him seven wishes in exchange for his soul. Remember, the magic word is Julie Andrews.
ON HULU: Z, written by Jorge Semprun and directed by Costa-Gravas, is one of the best political thrillers of all time and possibly Costa-Gravas’ best film. Based on a true story, the head of a anti-war group (Yves Montand) holds a rally, but the government has his assassinated. Afterwards, a prosecutor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) tries to bring the murderers to justice, but finds himself stymied at every turn. Nominated for Best Film and winner of Best Foreign Language film at the 1970 Oscars.
FIRST RUN and OPENING: The Wave, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Knight of Cups, Ava’s Posessions, Zootopia, Colliding Dreams
REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at the Egyptian: The Iron Max, 3/6; Lawrence of Arabia, 3/11
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: Galaxy Quest, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, 3/5; Young Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein, 3/11
LACMA: The Strawberry Blonde, 3/8
NEW BEVERLY: Big Deal on Madonna Street, Divorce Italian Style, 3/4
UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: Sorry, Wrong Number, 3/11
CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater: In a Lonely Place, 3/6; Days of Heaven, 3/7; The Times of Harvey Milk, 3/9; Henry, Portrait of a