First Snow is a pretty darn good thriller about a man with a tainted past. He goes back to that past to try to change his future. The movie stars Guy Pearce, who is perfect for the role and does a great acting job. Pearce, as he often does, plays a character that we are not particularly fond of, but the character is very interesting and the plot revolves around the events of his life.
The movie begins with Jimmy Stark, Pearce’s character, stranded outside of the town as he waits for his vehicle to be fixed. He gets his fortune told by Vacaro as he waits. This sets up the whole move, as most of the news is good, except the foreboding warning that everything is going to be fine until the first snow.
The movie unfolds from here, as Stark begins to have doubts about his life and future. He begins to see signs of doom in everything, and soon becomes obsessed with Vacaro’s word of fortune or misfortune.
Everyone does a really good job in this movie, and the pacing is excellent. If you enjoy thrillers and film noir, the First Snow might just be for you.