Wind River: A Poignant Thriller

Posted 08/26/2017 1867

"Wind River" is a thriller that surely delivers award-worthy performances from the cast (to be named later in this post) and some of the best accolades of his career to writer/director Taylor Sheridan. Sheridan has formerly taken cinema to a new level with his previous works on "Hell or High Water" & "Sicario" and established quite the reputation for himself and his unique talents.

Jeremy Renner plays DNR, 'Wildlife cop/Game-tracker" official named Cory Lambert that discovers the body of a young girl who has been murdered on "Wind River" - a reservation of land owned by a tribe of Indians. As Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen, sister of the famed Olsen twins) does not fare too well with any type of understated law enforcement officials, she pairs up with Cory to investigate the mysterious surroundings of this murder.

Unknown to Jane, Cory Lambert has strange connections with the girl who is deceased and is keeping 'secrets' from her that may detriment the case.

The storyline then further progresses into pure poetic justification of Sheridan's directing and writing talents. Every scene, every word spoken in context speaks volumes of how well Sheridan balanced the script and directed the cast to shine outloud and to not convey any pretentiousness.

Unlike, Jeremy Renner's former roles as Hawkeye in the Marvel's Avenger franchise movies, he demonstrates a diverse standard of his capabilities as an individual character ridden with pain- but strong as one can be. It is actually one of his most outstanding performances.

And... Olsen founds her own place as an actress in this film as an understated FBI agent who is ever-suspicious and secong guessing of Cory's every move (as she should be.)

The murdered girl's meth-addicted brothers are the very first suspects that are questioned. Bored as can be and not in the least way impacted by their sister's murder- these guys are just cold.

"Wind River" is a great example of the other side of things in regards to life that is sort of boring- when lived on an Indian reservation. This instead, is a movie that captures the essence of things and demons that linger from a past far gone, and that deeply reside in the hearts of many different people that are connected through a sequence of tragic events.

By the near end of this film, the main characters make their ways through unforeseen, overwhelming obstacles that help them to resolve matters in their own lives, and hearts - in addition to the untimely death of a young girl who was murdered in cold-blood.

You will be unforgiving, you will be tense to the point of no end - but you will relate to "Wind River" in all facets that you understand - so is life, so is death, so is pain, love, and tragedy.