Wind River- At the Movies

2019 At the movies August 2019 Entertainment Suzanne A. Marshall Suzanne Marshall

By Suzzane Marshall on the August 2019 Edition

Directed by         : Taylor Sheridan
Starring      : Jeremy Renner, Kelsey Absville, Julia Jones, Teo Briones, Apesanahkwat, Graham Greene, Elizabeth Olsen, Tan-too Cardinal

“East of Boulder Flats, deep into the vast and unforgiving white territory of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the seasoned game tracker, Cory Lambert, discovers the frozen body of the young Native American, Natalie. As this is a federal crime, the F.B.I. dispatches the inexperienced, but courageous, agent, Jane Banner, to lead the investigation, however, the unprepared outsider will soon team up with Cory to unravel the mystery of Natalie’s murder. Before long, Cory will inevitably have to face his own past while, at the same time, both he and Jane are thirsting to see justice done. In the end, will this be a fruitful alliance.

This movie was engaging, from the first images of the vast snow-covered landscape, when we view a wolf hunting its prey, then to the swift change of view of a person running and struggling through a vast field of snow. Suddenly, a shot rings out; the wolf goes down and Jeremy Renner (multiple award winner), playing Cory Lambert, expert marksman and hunter, appears. As the story begins to unfold, and the elements come to together, it becomes a perspective of life on an Indian Reservation and, to some extent, the pyschology of that life, in it’s portrayed personalities. It’s a haunting story that reveals the intricacies of the lives of the people in the story and it’s terribly sad sometimes. The movie stayed with me for days and it is well worth watching if you’re looking for serious drama wrapped up in an unusual murder mystery.
IMDB rates this film at 7.7/10 based on 171,167 viewers.

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