Saturday, October 10, 2020

Movies XI - Wind River

 The best movie of 2017. A story of a murder on an Indian Reservation. It captures the bleak beauty of winter in the western mountains. It has the only reloading scene I've ever seen in a movie. It has honest use of firearms. It tells a great story, pulls no punches, and takes no shortcuts.

And it has this. One father, whose daughter has been murdered some time ago, talking to another recently bereaved father. The truest words about loss and grief I have ever heard in a movie.


If you haven't seen Wind River, put it on your list.


Mikey said...

45-70 guide gun. The movie.

Miguel GFZ said...

Very sad movie. Hard to watch but must watch.

Ed Bonderenka said...

One of my favorites.
It was a revelation.

Lawrence Person said...

I haven't seen it, but the writer/director also wrote Hell or High Water, which is excellent.

McChuck said...

Longmire, the movie. More or less. Uses several of the cast members.

John in Philly said...

Very good film. Tough subject matter and well worth watching.

libertyman said...

Jeremy Renner does a great job in this movie. Very gritty depiction of life on the reservation.

Aesop said...


This was the movie which allowed me to forgive Jeremy Renner for his part in the atrocious and all effed-up The Hurt Locker.

Wind River is a keeper.
And the ending, unhappy as it was, was worthy of Poe's Cask of Amontillado.
See it.

Tom Lindsay said...

My only comment is I have seen James Bond do a tactical reload. Unless you are talking about loading powder and primer into a shell and adding a bullet.

Mikey said...

Tom Lindsay that is exactly what is in the movie. The protagonist played by Jenner is at a reloading bench custom loading 45-70 rounds and his kid asks him what he is doing. I think he said "stuff for work". Surprisingly good but tragic movie and it makes some good points.

Speaking of "Hell or High Water". I would never have heard of it had I not asked Buck Taylor at his art booth at the rodeo if he had any new films coming out. He played a minor part in the beginning of the movie. I had to really watch for it to catch in a movie theater. Always fun to see Buck back in action!

Matthew W said...

Loved this movie !!
Must of watched it 20 times on that Flix channel that now has kiddie porn on it.
Was disappointed that "based on true events" wasn't quite true.
Great story, great ending.