Movie Diary 9/16/2010

Never Let Me Go (Mark Romanek, 2010). Controlled and extremely serious picture based on a Kazuo Ishiguro novel with sci-fi overtones. Can’t argue that there’s a concept here. (full review 10/1)

Bran Nue Dae (Rachel Perkins, 2009). A very silly adaptation of an Aboriginal musical (for which the music sounds suspiciously close to that ancestral land called the Broadway), drawn from a successful stage show, with Geoffrey Rush as a priest. (full review 9/24)