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  • Phoenix Forgotten

    Phoenix Forgotten

    ★★★★

    Justin Barber's "Phoenix Forgotten" is an effectively creepy found footage film about a young woman named Sophie Bishop (Florence Hartigan) who sets out to discover the fate of three missing kids, one of which being her brother, twenty years prior. With a trail of videotapes left over from her brother Josh, who then planned to make a documentary on the Phoenix Lights in the wake of it all, Sophie and her boyfriend document her detective skills as she sinks down…

  • Angst

    Angst

    ★★★★★

    Damn. It’s safe to say that this movie wrecked me; I had a very difficult time shaking this one off afterwards. Like the Australian masterpiece, SNOWTOWN, it left me with an overwhelmingly cold and emotionless feeling. If a film can leave me with such a long-lasting gut punch, it has succeeded in what it set out to do. Although I feel like it was slightly over-hyped for me in ways, ANGST still kicked me while I was down. It was…

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★★

    Hands down, one of the greatest science fiction films I've seen in years. Not only is it an audaciously ambitious art-house action spectacular, but also a taut social allegory about class and power.

  • The Revenant

    The Revenant

    ★★★★★

    Fuck.

    I can't even put together a proper review right now. DiCaprio. Hardy. Lubezki. Iñárritu. The score is absolutely haunting and one of the best parts of this film without a doubt. Lubezki's cinematography is easily the best of the year, esp. considering that it's all done by natural light. All of the set-pieces were truly astonishing, esp. that of the bear attack scene. It's bone-chilling and visceral and it left my jaw on the floor for a while after.…