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By Ken Trainor
A sure sign that summer is at least on the wane is when the hegemony of summer blockbusters at the Lake Theatre is finally broken, and that happens this Friday with two niche films, Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen and The End of the Tour, billed as "The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter (and novelist) David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace's groundbreaking epic novel, Infinite Jest. As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audio tapes were packed away in Lipsky's closet. The two men did not meet again."
Wallace was probably the greatest writer of his generation, so this one should be interesting. The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, and Anna Chlumsky, who grew up here in Oak Park.
As for Sherlock, it seems viewers (film and TV) can never get enough of the mercurial Mr. Holmes.
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