As Jeffrey Wright's character Russell Core posits early in Jeremy Saulnier's latest, "I'm here to help if I can. To explain this, if I can...", the words stick like the icy Alaskan snow on Mr. Core's borrowed boots. He is searching for a missing 6-year old boy at hands, or paws if you will, of a pack of wolves. These simple words serve as a mission statement for the remainder of Hold the Dark, because while the premise of Saulnier's film can be condensed simply enough, the ride from opening to end credits isn't nearly as such. Though, it's debatable if Mr.