Opening around the country right now is Mark Romanek's NEVER LET ME GO, one of the most profoundly beautiful movies I've seen recently. Because intelligent films for adults don't make money, Romanek himself sadly felt compelled to ask me to tell people about the film when I saw him present it to a lucky audience at Fantastic Fest, and that's what I'll be doing for the next couple of months. Starring Carey Mulligan, Kiera Knightley and Andrew Garfield, three of the most brilliant actors of their generation, and based on the beloved novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is a film about being alive, about the time we're given as human beings. Too often films like this slip through the cracks, in regards to how much money they make and how much attention they get from critics and awards groups; say what you will about the Academy, but any deserved nominations this film might get would only increase the amount of people that would be able to see it. If you have the opportunity, please do see it, and thereby make your own small pledge in support of well-made films for adults-- or even teenagers, who I'd imagine would respond very strongly to this film-- finding some success.

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