Wind River
First screened in August 2017
Director: Taylor Sheridan. Cast: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Kelsey Asbille, Gil Birmingham, Julia Jones, Apesanahkwat, Tantoo Cardinal, Tokala Clifford, Tyler Laracca, Teo Briones, Althea Sam, Jon Bernthal, James Jordan, Hugh Dillon, Matthew Del Negro, Austin R. Grant, Eric Lange. Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan.

Twitter Capsule: Muscular filmmaking, sharp acting, but at heart sells a hoary thesis about a place and a people. Lense is mostly white.

VOR:   I respect the film's focus on Native communities and its good intentions, especially regarding misogynist violence, but its treatment stays shallow.

Photo © 2017 The Weinstein Company/Acacia Film
Entertainment/Thunder Road Pictures/Film 44

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

Cannes Film Festival: Best Director (Un Certain Regard)

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