Dead of Winter ★★

I'm not the type of viewer who gets mad when protagonists take the wrong course of action. I can accept that people make mistakes, and that my vantage point "outside" of the story gives me advantages bordering on the omniscient.

But throughout most of DEAD OF WINTER, I thought, "Katie, you can take them! You absolutely could! You saw the red flags waving!"

Then the explanations and motivations were revealed, which I found unconvincing.

Despite some technical merits, standard good acting, and mostly competent direction and storytelling, there were too many missteps.