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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 5/27-6/3/2016
ON NETFLIX: This week a television series: Occupied, created by Karianne Lund, Jo Nesbø, Erik Skjoldbjærg, takes place in the near future when Norway decides to stop producing oil and instead produce the more environmentally friendly element thorium. Russia, backed by the EU, has a velvet glove takeover of the nation. A tense and engrossing series and a must see. Russia was not happy with it, to say the least.
ON HULU: Based on a true story, Memories of Murder, written by Sung-bo Shim and my favorite Korean director Joon-ho Bong (in spite of Snowpiercer, which I refuse to mention…oops), is about the first recorded Korean serial killer. A strong procedural as well as strong character study of the city mouse (a Seoul police detective) who comes to the country mouse (a local detective) and they join forces to find the murderer before he strikes again.
OF SPECIAL NOTE: Laemmle’s Royal is showing a new restoration of Carol Reed and Graham Greene’s movie The Fallen Idol. Highly recommended.
FIRST RUN and OPENING: Alice Through the Looking Glass, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Idol, Presenting Princess Shaw, Australia’s Lost Gold, The One’s Below, The Nice Guys, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Love and Friendship, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, A Bigger Splash, The Measure of a Man, The Lobster
REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at the Egyptian: Thirteen, 5/27; Indiana Jones triple feature, 5/28; Lawrence of Arabia, 5/29; the Los Angeles Film Festival begin 6/1
AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: North by Northwest, To Catch a Thief, 5/27; Rear Window, Psycho, 5/28; Dial M for Murder, 5/29; Carrie, 6/1; Dressed to Kill, Obsession, 6/2; Body Double, Femme Fatale, 6/3
LACMA: Raintree County, 6/1
NEW BEVERLY: Bug, Killer Joe, 5/27-28
UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: Matinee, 6/3
CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater: Blue Velvet, 5/27-6/2; Witches, 6/1