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In this week's issue I review Silent Light, the new feature by Mexican director Carlos Reygadas (Japon, Battle in Heaven), which kicks off a two-week run at Facets Cinematheque. We've also got a Critic's Choice for Sunshine Cleaning, with Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as down-and-out sisters who start a crime-scene cleanup business, and a slew of new reviews: Duplicity, with Clive Owen and Julia Roberts as rival corporate spies in love; The Great Buck Howard, with John Malkovich as a washed-up stage illusionist; Knowing, with Nicolas Cage as an astrophysicist whose son uncovers clues of imminent global disaster; Serbis, a much-praised Filipino drama about a family that owns and operates a decaying movie palace; and the Paul Rudd/Jason Segel comedy I Love You, Man.
The European Union Film Festival continues at the Gene Siskel Film Center; our coverage this week includes new reviews of Francois Ozon's Angel, Kristian Levring's Fear Me Not, Christian Petzold's Jerichow, Peter Greenaway's Nightwatching, and Max Farberbock's A Woman in Berlin.
This week's repertory pick is almost too fresh to be considered repertory. But if you never caught Tarsem's eye-popping fantasy The Fall during its 2008 release, you're really missing something. The midnight screenings at Music Box this week and next may be your last chance for quite a while to see it in 35 millimeter.