Every so often, I get a bit behind in reviewing movies I’ve seen. So, here are my star ratings for a few recent movies.
THE DANCER – Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller from the American Midwest to become a Belle Epoque icon, even less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and burning her eyes with the stage lights, she will never falter in the quest to perfect her dance. But her encounter with Isadora Duncan, a prodigious young dancer hungry for fame and glory, will precipitate the fall of this icon at the beginning of the twentieth century. ****
THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK – When a young man learns that his overbearing father is having an affair, he tries to stop it, only to be seduced by the older woman as well. ****
THE FOREIGNER – Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers. ****
INGRID GOES WEST – Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor’s friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous. ***
BRIGSBY BEAR – Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself. (Brigsby Bear Productions) ****
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Movie descriptions are from IMDB or TMDB unless otherwise stated.