Ben Sachs contributes a long review to this week’s issue, comparing the South Korean classic The Housemaid (1960) with the new remake by Im Sang-soo (The President’s Last Bang, A Good Lawyer’s Wife). We also have a Critic’s Choice by Andrea Gronvall for the locally made documentary Louder Than a Bomb, which screens all week at Gene Siskel Film Center with filmmakers Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel appearing at selected shows.
New movies reviewed this week include: Breath, a moody drama by Kim Ki-duk (3-Iron, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter . . . and Spring) about an unhappy wife who strikes up a relationship with a death-row inmate; Lemmy: 49% Motherf**cker, 51% Son of a Bitch, which profiles the heavy-metal icon Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead; The Regretters and The Devilles, two short documentaries playing on a double bill tonight at Chicago Filmmakers; and The Wild Triumphs of Martha Colburn, a program of experimental animation next Thursday at Film Center.