The Last Winter Reviews

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November 17, 2011
October 18, 2008
October 12, 2007
Fessenden, who directed, produced, cowrote, edited and even has a part in the film rightly values mood at least as much as he does delivering more abominable snow monsters.
October 12, 2007
The problem is that the ghostly culprit, some sort of nature spirit, isn't nearly as terrifying as the arguments that Pollack makes, or the fact that the ice in such places really is weakening.
October 10, 2007
Die-hard greenies may find this as unsettling as it's meant to be. For everyone else, it's closer to an atmospheric act of recycling.
September 28, 2007
The film isn't very interesting because it isn't well made.
September 28, 2007
The Last Winter's heart is in the right place, but it isn't pumping any blood.
September 28, 2007
It works eerily well.
September 25, 2007
It's the imaginative background, and Fessenden's talent at insinuating it into the action, that counts -- and unnerves -- in this most chilling of global-warming movies.
September 21, 2007
Even if this is no red-blooded shocker, its unsettling mood lingers long past the final fade-out, hinting at all sorts of retribution just lying in wait for polluters.
September 21, 2007
Larry Fessenden has fashioned a different kind of horror movie here, one that moves at glacial speed, offers few scares and provides the viewer virtually no satisfaction.
September 20, 2007
[It] accomplishes with a modest budget and a talented cast what bigger, slicker, gorier contemporary horror movies rarely do. It taps into a collective dread compounded by the guilt of our complicity.
September 20, 2007
Gruesome things happen in The Last Winter, but there's no gratuitous gore or torture, and the film's real power comes from its building sense that something really, really bad is about to happen.
September 20, 2007
The acting's good, the camera work is haunting and [director] Fessenden continues to build his image as the thinking person's creepmeister.
September 19, 2007
Ues conventional chills to create a surging diatribe on humanity(TM)s willingness to let nature fall into disarray.
September 19, 2007
Something wicked this way comes in the nifty horror film The Last Winter, crawling through the hallways and howling into the dread night.
September 19, 2007
...the film should please Fessenden's loyal followers and win him new ones.
September 17, 2007
The Last Winter was shot in northern Iceland and Alaska, and despite some too-explicit imagery in the final moments, the claustrophobia-to-psychosis continuum is harrowingly fluid.
September 5, 2007
What with his interest in using B movies as vehicles for intelligent political and psychological inquiries, Larry Fessenden is the type of genre craftsman easy to champion.
September 20, 2006
An imperfect but compelling thriller.
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