THE BROOD (1979) / SCALPEL (1977)

The Brood : Scalpel
The Brood / Scalpel double bill at the New Beverly, March 10, 2020. Photo: Matt Average

THE BROOD (1979)

Director: David Cronenberg

Starring: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle

SCALPEL (1977)

Director: John Grissmer

Starring: Robert Lansing, Judith Chapman, Arlen Dean Snyder, Sandy Martin

Before the world went down the toilet, and all the movie theaters were temporarily closed,  I was able to catch the double bill of The Brood, and Scalpel at the New Beverly. This was part of their month long series of double bills as they originally played in Los Angeles. The Brood print was pretty good, despite how old it is. Scalpel was the surprise of the night for me. It’s no masterpiece, but it’s entertaining, and one I would watch again. 

I look forward to the time when the theaters reopen and we can all sit in the dark and escape from daily life, with a soda at hand, and a couple of vegan hotdogs. (MA)

 

 

 

 

 

VALLEY GIRL (1983) / THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999)

ValleyGirl:VirginSuicides
Valley Girl, and The Virgin Suicides double feature at the New Beverly May 18. 2019. Photo: Matt Average

 

VALLEY GIRL (1983) 

Director: Martha Coolidge

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Deborah Foreman, Michael Bowen, Cameron Dye, Heidi Holicker, Lee Purcell

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999)

Director: Sofia Coppola 

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, Kathleen Turner, James Woods, Michael Paré, Hanna Hall

Played to a sold out crowd at the New Beverly on May 18, 2019.