Monday, July 20, 2015

'Phoenix' Review

Last fall, when Phoenix started making the festival rounds, critics expressed their enthusiasm, as well as dropped vague hints about its stunning final shot. I only saw Phoenix a week ago, so you can imagine how long I've wondered what that final shot was. Well, it's a doozy, but the movie that leads up to it is as well. The latest from director Christian Petzold lingers in the mind, its implications especially troubling. My review of this gripping postwar drama is live over at Paste.