Blu-ray Review - Mr. Selfridge: Season 4
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Blu-ray Review - The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane


1976 was a big year for young actress Jodie Foster. Making a major leap to starring roles, Foster appeared in "Taxi Driver," "Bugsy Malone," and "Freaky Friday," solidifying her skill with comedy and drama, but also pushing Foster to play adult roles as a child, selecting projects that knew what to do with her unnerving maturity. "The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane" is perhaps the least known of the group, but it represents Foster's strongest work, tasked with portraying a troubled adolescent working to wave off attention on her troubling deeds, encountering true disease during a particularly eventful winter. "Down the Lane" is engrossing and unsettling, with director Nicolas Gessner unafraid to take the tale to dark places, mixing up suspense through subtle acts of predatory behavior. It's strange but effective movie, yet Foster is the reason to remain with it, finding a role that makes the most of her skill and impressive presence. Read the rest at


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