|Genre: Thriller, Horror|
Plot: Larry Fessenden's The Last Winter is at once a sharp, nervy ghost story and a critique of our disregard for the needs of the very planet on which we live. Set on a remote base in northern Alaska, only a few miles from the Arctic Circle, the film finds a ragtag group of adventurers encountering a malignant entity while preparing for the construction of a massive, environmentally devastating oil well.
The team includes gruff and ultra-macho leader Pollack (Ron Perlman); his right-hand woman and former lover, Abby (Connie Britton); their pothead mechanic, Motor (Kevin Corrigan); and rookie Maxwell (Zach Gilford), the wealthy son of one of the company's executives. The odd men out are two scientists sent to assess the project's environmental impact: Hoffman (indy icon James Le Gros) and his assistant Elliot (Jamie Harrold). Needless to say, Pollack views these guys with distinct suspicion; in his mind, they're only holding up the inevitable. Of course, it doesn't help that Hoffman and Abby have been sharing the same bed for several months.
But there are far stranger things going on than complicated love lives. Maxwell has begun to behave oddly, wandering off at all hours and mumbling incoherently. Initially, the other team members attribute his behaviour to the mind-numbing
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