The Moviegoer: A Dark Shade of Grey

Initial reaction to The Grey (Carnahan, 2012) was filled with pleasant critical surprise due to a compelling subtext supplementing its survival action thrills. This subtext has been described by some critics as “existential” and so -- however much that word may be bandied about these days -- I was interested in the film. To be sure, "existential” is an apt term to describe much of the film’s philosophical discourse. Its existential themes are mostly evident in the narratives bookends: The Grey be … [Read more...]