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
Karel Reisz's re-creation of the life, career, and death of Isadora Duncan was reportedly victimized by producer's cuts; but it seems obviously to be hampered, anyway, by the usual whirlwind-tour cursoriness and momentousness of movie biographies. Reisz and his star, Vanessa Redgrave, experience their best moments rather at random, with transient moods and settings. But they or at least the gangly Redgrave notably fail to infuse the dancing with the necessary excitement. 1968.