Hold the Dark ★★½

It's like an Alaskan "No Country For Old Men," but without Cormac McCarthy's poetic prose as source material.

I always admired Saulnier for the way that "Blue Ruin" and "Green Room" both put me squarely in the shoes of real, flawed people doing things that movie characters do. I never believed the characters in "Hold the Dark" were real. I never felt that my expectations were being subverted. I almost find it hard to believe Jeremy actually directed this. That said, the cinematography is beautiful and there are some great, tense action sequences.