The Snowman


The trailer for Tomas Alfredson’s latest film, his first since 2011’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, perhaps should have prepared audiences for the ludicrous nightmare that it is. The Snowman is his adaptation of the popular Jo Nesbø crime novel from 2007, and despite its use of comically over-dramatic close-ups on innocent looking snowmen and a hilariously unthreatening poster campaign, the presence of a star-studded cast in the hands of a competent director kept this writer’s hopes up.