Movie Diary 12/20/2011

The Grey (Joe Carnahan, 2011). Carnahan’s yakety-yak plus Liam Neeson’s authority plus survival in the snow plus an actor named Frank Grillo – plus wolves. And holy cats, people, you’ve got yourselves an action picture – not without its absurdities, but not without its grace notes, either. (full review 1/20)

At What a Feeling!, the frost is in the air with an Eighties review of Arthur Penn’s Dead of Winter, a tour de force for Mary Steenburgen (and Roddy McDowall, of course).