Director Joe Carnahan delivers a masterful existential thriller draped in the warming cloak of a snowbound survival story with The Grey
. For audiences willing to wrap their heads around its provocative yet bleak premise, the result is completely transfixing from the opening image of the monolithic Alaskan mountains to the profound final moment. By spending as much time subverting macho movie tropes and exploring the psychology of survival as they do ratcheting up the tension while the ranks of the desperate men slowly dwindle, Carnahan and co-screenwriter Ian Mackenzie Jeffers (who also penned the short story on which The Grey
was based), offer a poigna...