From the Michael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
The dailies and newsweeklies and entertainment shows have already set off their starters' pistols, but let's get serious: in Baltimore, as in most American cities, this year October 1 marks the beginning of the fall movie season.
's sizzling-smart "The Social Network" (with
) premieres in theaters nationwide. So does Matt Reeves' "Let Me In," the promising American variation on the haunting Swedish horror movie "
as the young vampire who befriends a lonely boy.
That same day, Baltimore audiences will start to see some of the conversation-starters already in
's debut as a director,
And just a week later comes Davis Guggenheim's provocative and heartbreaking attack on the American educational system, "Waiting for
's elating racehorse movie "Secretariat" (with
(with Carey Mulligan,
and Andrew Garfield), Mark Romanek's adaptation of a 2005 Kazuo Ishiguro novel that I thought was unfilmable. I treasure the book, but I can't wait to see whether Romanek rose to the challenge of filming it.