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.
Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
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
One of the most realistically conceived post 9/11 disaster flicks shot to date
Quite the solid independent disaster flick, Right at Your Door is a stellar example of making a limited budget work in your favor by effecting us more with two fine actor's insinuations then with huge, mass-extras-driven scenes. Chris Gorak, who has been involved behind the scenes with some modern day classics such as Fight Club and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, makes an impressively tense debut at the helm with this fast-paced, very realistic terrorism scenario executed over Los Angeles one day.
From the outset Gorak infuses his survival drama with a tremendously brisk pace, highlighting the confusing and paralyzing fear which would engulf nearly everyone presented with the same scenario. Many parallels can obviously be made to the September 11th attacks as well as Gorak's not-so-subtle criticism of government rescue operations ala Katrina, but everything seems exploited in just the right way as to make the fear actually feel viable as we watch from the safety of our chairs.
The third act does wind things down possibly a little too slowly compared to the full-throttle assault that was the first thirty minutes, although despite lapses in logic now and then I felt the movie represented an honest scenario the best it could up until a poetic, but underdeveloped and gimmicky ending.
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