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August 16, 2019

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Arctic | Joe Penna

August 16, 2019

There’s nothing particularly new in Joe Penna’s survival drama Arctic. But the director’s gritty, hard-edged vision of human resilience strikes a primal chord that other similarly themed films do not. For a movie that’s essentially Cast Away by way of The Revenant, Arctic eschews the usual trappings of its subgenre, dispensing with the laborious character development and getting right down to the brass tacks of survival. Although our hero is listed as Overgård in the credits, he is never mentioned…

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