Welcome to Wyoming!
This is the first sign of a thaw from Summer's forced dreck of animated and lightweight kids movies. 'Wind River' takes in you into the very adult world of a frozen Wyoming, a brutal crime, and the plight and condition of the Native American.
Renner is a pro-hunter for Forestry and Wildlife on the federal reservation lands. We begin with him protecting a herd of sheep from the big bad wolves. As he continues to track he picks up human footprints in the snow and soon finds the frostbitten body of a young, pretty NA girl. The first available FBI agent is Olsen who has a rocky start on the investigation which leads them to the parents, a group of druggies, and finally to a camp of security guards protecting a few drilling rigs.
We see the Native American personality, how they communicate, what their natural expectations are, and how they express grief.
Well written with a top-performing central cast. Certainly worth a walk-in to welcome the first of cinematic autumn.
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Topic - 'Wind River': Desolate, frozen, compelling . . . - Billy Wonka 14:04:01 08/19/17 (7)
- beautiful, subtle and powerful, more of a think piece than action (there is some of that too) really good! nt - PhilJ 12:26:35 08/26/17 (0)
- A great movie! - Barry 07:10:06 08/25/17 (1)
- Hmm, Renner tells the bad dude that Gannetts Peak was in the background . . . - Billy Wonka 15:39:15 08/25/17 (0)
- Thanks - jedrider 23:27:52 08/19/17 (0)
- RE: 'Wind River': Desolate, frozen, compelling . . . - Barry 19:51:35 08/19/17 (2)
- The Windies are spectacular; some of the oldest mountains. - free.ranger 06:52:23 08/20/17 (0)
- You will see Gannett Peak once again . . . * - Billy Wonka 23:34:44 08/19/17 (0)