A good year for women on film, as exemplified in new releases The Eyes of My Mother, Miss Sloane, and more
Matthew Lickona 5 p.m., Dec. 9
It's The Hands of Orlac once again -- the transplanted appendages with minds of their own -- only it's extended to whole arms, legs, finally head. As in his script for The Hitcher, writer-director Eric Red has material suitable for a half-hour Twilight Zone and then stretches it out very, very thinly, all the way to shreddingly. The original novel is credited to the French team of Boileau and Narcejac, who also originated Vertigo and Diaboliques. With Jeff Fahey, Kim Delaney, Brad Dourif. 1991.