In all honesty I think my (immediate reaction) rating is half a star too high, but, given all the weirdly negative reviews, I'm leaving it there as a kind of counterweight. What this - clearly low budget - film achieves is nothing short of astonishing. The creature design is spot-on across the board, the visual effects are amazing, and some of the stunt work looks so complicated I have no idea how they pulled it off. The story may be…
I had higher hopes for this, given the involvement of Scott Free Productions. And yet, it turns out that Phoenix Forgotten is merely a stale retread of bits and pieces of other, not necessarily better, found footage alien abduction films. The quintessential 'Is that it?' kind of film.
There was too much: exposition, shaky-cam, build-up, bad acting, walking around in the desert in the daytime and walking around in the desert at night. Not enough: new or original material to…
Not so much a movie about Brexit as it is a feature-length propaganda piece built around capitalist fantasies of industrial deregulation.
Director/writer Martin Durkin also serves as our on-screen guide. His ‘documentary’ work to date is a strange bedfellow to his Revolutionary Communist political activism – this is the same Martin Durkin that brought the world the much-derided and debunked The Great Global Warming Swindle in 2007, before trying to defend it against experts’ criticisms with such insightful arguments as…