My recommendations for film watching this week in L.A. 6/3-6/10/2016

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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 5/27-6/3/201
A change here. I now also have HBONOW and Amazon, as well as Netflix and Hulu, so I will be rotating these from now on.
ff 1ON HBONOW: Citizen X is about the search for a serial killer in 1980’s Soviet Russia hampered by the idea held by many at that time that there are no serial killers under Communism since it was only the product of the decadent Capitalistic west. Fascinating, with strong performances by Stephen Rea as the forensics expert put in charge of the case and Donald Sutherland seeming to have a great time as his superior officer. With a cameo of Max von Shadow as something unusual for Soviet Russia, a psychiatrist.
ff 2ON AMAZON:  Lady of Burlesque is a nice, fun noir based on the book The G-String Murders. Made in 1943, it was hampered a bit by censorship (there’s not a lot of strip and even less of tease), but Barbara Stanwyck is great in the title role, trying to solve a series of murders before it gets to her. Screenplay by James Gunn and directing by William A. Wellman.
ff 3FIRST RUN and OPENING:  Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, The Wailing, Chevalier, The Idol, The Nice Guys, Love and Friendship, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, The Measure of a Man, The Lobster




AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at the Egyptian: the Los Angeles Film Festival 6/1-5


AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: Body Double, Femme Fatale, 6/3; Once Upon a Time in the West, 6/10


LACMA:  Sylvia Scarlett, 6/7


NEW BEVERLY: Fillmore, Monterrey Pop, 6/3-4; The Narrow Margin, Midnight Run, 6/5-6; Woodstock, 6/8-11


UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: Matinee, 6/3; The Purple Rose of Cairo, 6/4


CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater: Black Sunday, 6/3; The Squid and the Whale, 6/4; Haxan, Witchcraft Through the Ages, 6/7; Harlan County, USA, 6/10; The Witches, 6/10





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