When indie cinema goes wrong.
Samantha Jacober, Jennifer Kim and Paul Manza
Directed by Benjamin Dickinson

Benjamin Dickinson's "First Winter" could have been a long-overdue excoriation of certain latter-day urban hipsters, and how the fatuity of their forced earthiness and anti-establishment attitudes would be brutally exposed should they face actual danger and isolation from the modern world. Using the familiar shaky camerawork and penetrating close-ups that curiously characterize virtually all indie ... more >