- Never Let Me Go
Heavy precipitation is expected this weekend as two movies with Carey Mulligan open simultaneously: Never Let Me Go, the screen adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s acclaimed novel by director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo), and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Oliver Stone’s sequel to his 1987 high-finance drama Wall Street. I lost count of how many tears silently well and drop down Mulligan’s cheeks in these two movies combined, but it’s probably in the double digits.
- Henri-George Clouzot’s Inferno
Never Let Me Go is the subject of this week’s long review, along with Henri-Georges Clouzot’s Inferno, a fascinating documentary about the abandoned 1964 psychodrama by the legendary French director (The Raven, The Wages of Fear, Diabolique, La Verite). Our two Critic’s Choices this week are Enter the Void, a psychedelic head trip from director Gaspar Noe (I Stand Alone, Irreversible), and Chicago Architecture in Motion, a program of short films at Chicago Filmmakers.