My recommendations for film watching this week in L.A. 6/10-6/17/2016


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My recommendations for movie watching this week in L.A. 6/10-6/17/201
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.
ff1ON NETFLIX: Cold in July, written by Nick Dimici and the director Jim Mickle, is a very clever and effective neo noir with great performances by Sam Shepard and especially Don Johnson, who steals the show. A mild mannered family man shoots an intruder and it turns out he was wanted for other crimes. But the family man discovers this might not be true. One of the best films of its year.
ff 2ON HULU:  Night on Earth is a portmanteau film from writer/director Jim Jarmusch. It dramatizes five different cab rides in five different locations on earth. The stand out is probably Roberto Benigni who picks up a priest late one night in Rome.
ff 3FIRST RUN and OPENING:  De Palma, King Jack, Diary of a Chambermaid, The Fits, Therapy for a Vampire, The Conjuring 2, The Wailing, Chevalier, The Idol, The Nice Guys, Love and Friendship, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero, The Measure of a Man, The Lobster

 

REVIVAL AND ART HOUSES:

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at the Egyptian: closed for technical renovations

 

AMERICAN CINEMATEQUE at The Aero: Once Upon a Time in the West, 6/10; The Neon Demon, 6/; A Night at the Opera, 6/16; Duck Soup, The Coconuts, 6/17

 

LACMA: Craig’s Wife, 6/14

 

NEW BEVERLY: Woodstock, 6/8-11; The Phantom Lady, The Suspect, 6/12-13

 

UCLA ARCHIVES at the Hammer Museum: Footlight Parade, This Way Please, 6/12

 

CINEFAMILY at the Silent Movie Theater: Harlan County, USA, 6/10; The Witches, 6/10, 15, 17; The Devils, 6/11, 13, 14; The War of the Worlds, 6/12; Rosemary’s Baby, 6/12, 13, 14

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