THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

INTO THE FOREST (2016)

#116 of the 2016 movie countdown is this year's Into the Forest. Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood are sisters living with their dad deep in the woods somewhere in the Pacific Northwest when the power goes out. Heck, everything goes out. When they eventually head for town for supplies about eight days later, they find the supermarket ransacked, no gas anywhere and the power nowhere near returning (we never find out what happened). The story evolves into more of a deep relat...ionship drama rather then a post-apocalyptic story between both sisters as they hunker down in their house, especially so when dad passes away. Both actresses are excellent despite some questionable character motivations and odd choices forced on them by the script. There's one brutal scene I won't describe but it's awfully strong, hard to look at and well directed by Patricia Rozema. Not a bad film at all except a few moments where things don't add up for me.

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