Cole Smithey - Capsules: The Last Winter
 
FILM REVIEWS
CAPSULE REVIEWS
INTERVIEWS
FILM BLOG
ARTICLES
TECHNOLOGY
SUBSCRIBE

« Cruising - Classic Film Pick | Main | December Boys »

The Last Winter

Lastwinter

Writer/director Larry Fessenden ("Wendigo") whips up a whirlwind of suspense and horror in the Arctic region of Northern Alaska where an oil company’s dredging plans meet with supernatural elements at their frigid base. Ron Perlman ("Hellboy") plays Pollock a nasty oil company boss who cares not a whit for the reality of global warming that consumes the attention of ecological consultants James Hoffman (James Le Gros) and Elliot (Jamie Harrold). Melting permafrost stalls the company’s drilling plans while Pollock’s former love interest Abby (Connie Britton) beds down with James. Herds of weird ghost animals run through the Arctic darkness as death creeps up on the ever diminishing crew. Fessenden's best film to date is a horror movie built on eerie atmosphere and unspoken terror. Director of photography Magni Agustsson achieves beautiful visual textures and distances that allow hidden meanings to saturate the psychology of the audience.

Not Rated, 100 mins. (B) (Three Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on September 22, 2007 in Horror | Permalink
Save to del.icio.us | Digg This

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c2b7953ef00e54efb4dc68834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Last Winter:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Post a comment