A three-minute rundown of the best (and worst) of this week’s film releases, including the go-to movie for the weekend.
Hosted by Larry Mantle
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FilmWeek Marquee (9/17/10): The Town, Never Let Me Go, Catfish, and Last Train Home

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein of Variety and Tim Cogshell of Box Office Magazine discuss several films opening this week including The Town, Never Let Me Go, Catfish and Last Train Home.

Films reviewed:

The Town
The leader of a gang of bank robbers falls in love with a woman he held hostage.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner
Written: by Peter Craig, Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard
Based on the novel Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan
Directed: by Ben Affleck
Rated: R
Warner Bros.

Never Let Me Go
In a dystopian Britain, three women leave boarding school and confront their roles in society.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Charlotte Rampling and Sally Hawkins
Written: by Alex Garland
Based on the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Directed: by Mark Romanek
Rated: R
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Starring: Nev Schulman, Angela Wesselman-Pierce
Directed: by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman
Rated: PG-13

Last Train Home
This documentary chronicles the chaos of the New Year’s holiday in China, when the country’s 130 million migrant workers travel home big cities.

Directed: by Lixin Fan
Rated: PG
Zeitgeist Films


Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic and film critic for Variety

Tim Cogshell, KPCC film critic and senior film critic for Box Office Magazine