First Winter Image
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  • Summary: A group of young urban idealists spends their first winter living a new age dream in a remote farmhouse, but a major power outage forces them back to using their traditional resources.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Nov 15, 2012
    91
    Dickinson's hauntingly naturalistic look at disgruntled young adults trapped in the country following an urban disaster plays like "Martha Marcy May Marlene" transported to a post-apocalyptic survival narrative -- with lots of yoga and sex.
  2. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Nov 16, 2012
    90
    The glue holding the film together is Adam Newport-Berra's elegant hand-held cinematography, which captures changing shades of winter and the frightened faces in natural light with an astonishing intensity.
  3. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Nov 13, 2012
    30
    Even when things start to go awry for our group (thanks to jealousy, illness, a dwindling food stock) Dickinson's anti-dramatic methodology proves ill-suited to the task of generating narrative interest.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Nov 13, 2012
    12
    The film's interests are mainly relegated to wallowing in the frigid-starvation-suffering of its protagonists.
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