Phoenix (Føniks) Reviews

September 16, 2019
A Norwegian drama about a 14-year-old girl with a depressed, unreliable mother, Camilla Strom Henriksen's film finds a fair bit of flavour in its gloomy atmosphere, but the plot misfires.
September 15, 2019
Bjørkaas Thedin's debut performance is striking in its restraint, but the film's thriller mode and social commentary B-plot never quite cohere.
September 13, 2019
Written and directed by the actress Camilla Strom Henriksen, this is, in the tradition of Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-ever, quite the downer, but also very vague. And with distracting horror pretensions.
September 11, 2019
I found the seductively Scandinavian Instagramable interiors and freakishly good-looking blond leads increasingly distracting.
September 24, 2018
Phoenix continues to suffer from a lack of momentum that consistently holds the viewer at arms length...