A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
After Lexi leaves home to visit Central LA, there's a terrorist attack involving chemical bombs. After the attack, her musician husband, Brad, fails to find her and reluctantly seals himself inside his house. He will have to deal with this decision in the days to come. Written by
"Rise and Fall"
Written by John Ensslin (ASCAP), Michael Rank (ASCAP), Charles H. Desmond (ASCAP) and Scott Carelton Brenner (BMI)
Performed by Marat
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It was probably the best movie I saw at the festival, though I only saw a handful of other films.
It's a solid debut by Chris Gorak and not a waste of 90 minutes. The setup is very good, as is the pacing and cinematography. They made the most out of what little money they had.
I have to say that at times it bordered on horrifying, and could've been classified as a horror film if some of those moments continued. Since I've lived in Los Angeles for about five years, I was particularly affected by the scenario. It's a very real possibility LA could be hit with a dirty bomb, and the repercussions would probably be similar to what's in the film.
It does suffer from some holes and stretches in logic and performance, but most thrillers do, so that's not necessarily a slam.
I can't say I liked the ending, but I was gripped by the story and the way it was shot.
A solid thriller.
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