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 … [Read more...]