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“Into the Forest” takes on the survival genre from a different angle. Death and destruction are set aside to focus on the long march to doom, focusing on the plight of sisters facing the ultimate challenge in their protected lives. It’s based on a novel by Jean Hegland and the feature retains its literary approach, with writer/director Patricia Rozema preserving the “life goes on” aspects of the story, building events with the momentum of a reader burning through chapters. “Into the Forest” is particularly irksome at times, but the core viewing experience is sustained by Rozema, who handles mounting anxiety and the long apocalyptic waiting game competently, maintaining a feel for the end of the world as it visits those already off the grid. Read the rest at


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