My recommendations for film watching this week in L.A. 5/20–27/2016


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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 5/20=27/2016
ff 1ON NETFLIX:  To Catch A Thief, written by John Michael Hayes and directed by Alfred Hitchcock, is not top drawer Hitchcock, but it’s still pretty good. A retired cat burglar must come out of retirement when someone starts using his MO to steal jewels. This leads to Grace Kelly using double entendres over a picnic to woo Cary Grant. Fun.
ff 2ON HULU:  The Demon, written by Masato Ide from a story by Seicho Matsumoto and directed by the Japanese Alfred Hitchcock, is a brutal and riveting tale of what happens when a man’s mistress drops his three children with him and his unsuspecting wife. As pressure mounts, the lives of the children become at stake.
ff 3FIRST RUN and OPENING:  The Nice Guys, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Angry Birds, Love and Friendship, Maggie’s Plan, Weiner, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, A Bigger Splash, The Measure of a Man, A Monster With A Thousand Heads, The Lobster

 

REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at the Egyptian: The Fearless Vampire Killers, Circus of Horrors, Scream of Fear, 5/27; Thirteen, 5/27

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II, 5/20; Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob, 5/26; North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief, 5/27

 

LACMA:  From Here to Eternity, 5/24

 

NEW BEVERLY: Sorcerer, 5/20-23; Bug, Killer Joe, 5/27-28

 

UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: To Be Or Not To Be, In Name Only, 5/26

 

CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater: Pickpocket, 5/20; Forbidden Planet, 5/22; Touchez Pas au Grisbi, 5/24

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