Wind River

Wind River

DVD - 2017
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An FBI agent teams with a town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California :, Lions Gate Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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singidunum_25
Dec 12, 2017

“ We learn how the Native American culture is victimized in a way that takes us inside their world and their souls, but the journey is skillfully handled and never heavy handed.“

“ It is the great shame of my nation the manner in which it has treated the native inhabitants of North America. Sadly, my government continues that shame with an insidious mixture of apathy and exploitation. (...) There is nothing I can do to change the issues afflicting Indian country, but what we can do as artists - and must do - is scream about them with fists clenched. What we can do - is make sure these issues aren't ignored. Then the people who can effect change will be forced to. [Cannes 2017] Taylor Sheridan director

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graybear1
Dec 11, 2017

Highly recommended! One of the best movies we've ever seen. Actor Jeremy Renner & writer-director Taylor Sheridan should get Oscars for this one!

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JennaSS
Dec 11, 2017

A must watch! I really enjoyed the slow burn feel of the movie, made every moment a thriller

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jimg2000
Dec 09, 2017

Humanistic drama on a left-behind Native Americans community: drugs, lack of opportunity, poverty, oil & gas company man-camps, sex trafficking, VAWA and MMIW. Agree with others that both Olsen and Renner turned in their best work on screen; another stellar film directed and written by Sheridan (Hell or High Water 2016, Sicario 2015.) Suggest to watch the deleted scene on Olsen checking in the motel for a good laugh.

From DVD cover: Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent who teams up with a game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past to investigate the mysterious killing of a local girl on a remote native American reservation.

LibrarianShelbi Dec 06, 2017

This crime drama shows that you don't need fanciful visual effects or a who's who cast to be gripping. Olsen's rookie FBI agent is unable to call in a crime squad since the deceased victim technically died as a result from the extreme weather she was forced to run in after escaping from her assailants. Tribal police and the local wildlife huntsman played by Jeremy Renner team up with Olsen's agent to independently find the ones responsible. Without giving anything away the ending is very satisfying and will quell anyone's thirst for revenge.

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lindy919
Dec 03, 2017

Good movie from beginning to end. Not much of a Jeremy Renner fan as he is weird looking and often reminds me of an old woman but he did a fine and believable job, as with the rest of the cast. The writing is excellent and gives you enough to be interested in even the minor characters but never goes so far as to be unrealistic.

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llm1
Dec 02, 2017

Thought-provoking, riveting and moving on so many levels if; of course; we are willing to listen. Taylor Sheridan, you are indeed a gifted and talented Writer/Director and overall storyteller. Ears to hear, eyes to see.

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hammer59
Dec 01, 2017

Solid thriller that works on many levels. Writer/Director Sheridan is now a proven Master storyteller. Highly recommended.

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coffeesnob9
Nov 30, 2017

After seeing quite a few flops lately, I was pleasantly surprised with this film. I love a good drama/thriller and this hit the spot for me. Good acting and good story. Please, please, please be aware of the R rating. There is a brutal rape scene that is very disturbing and would not be suitable for kids/teens...I am 30 and it bothered me a lot!

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MaryElizabeth17
Nov 30, 2017

I was looking for the rotten tomatoes icon to use for this film. Usually I avoid R-rated films because these days it usually signals trash and this film is no exception. But because I like detective stories, I broke my own rule. This story is unimaginative until it gets brutal. The explanation of the R-rating which is typically given and which I ignored to my own peril, is that the film contains strong violence and disturbing images. Such a rating probably intrigues some. I will be more specific so this is a spoiler alert and for those of you who enjoy disturbing images, stop reading. This film contains a rape scene - a rape of the young woman whose murder is the subject of the film. It is a scene of human beings at their worst. The minute, that scene began, I stopped it so I don't know how the film progressed from there or how it wrapped up. But, if I were to finish the screenplay from there, I would have the momma mountain lion exert justice over the perps. A little poetic justice for human animals to be killed by a majestic one.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

Then the phone rang which is never good. But today it was.
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You're daughter's gone. Now the good news, as soon as you accept that, as soon as you let yourself suffer, allow yourself to grieve, You'll be able to visit her in your mind, and remember all the joy she gave you. All the love she knew.
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The point is, Martin, you can't steer from the pain. If you do, you'll rob yourself. You'll rob yourself of every memory of her. Every last one. From the first step... to her last smile. You kill 'em all. Just take the pain, Martin. Do you hear me? You take it. It's the only way to keep her with you.
-I'm just tired, Cory. I'm just.. so tired of fighting this life.
What you do now you is for your boy.
-Drugs is his family now. He's gone too. Lives right down the damn
road, but it's... He's gone.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

The Gannet Peak. Highest mountain in Wyoming. On the hottest day in August, still there's a feet of snow. Today, too cold to snow.
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You know what it's like out here in this frozen hell? Ain't there nothing to do. No nothing. Aint no women, no fun. This is fxcking snow and the fxcking silence, that's all!
-My family's people were forced here. Stuck here for a century. That's snow and silence is the only thing that hasn't been taken from them. So what did you take?
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I got lucky.
-Ah. well, luck don't live out here. Luck lives in the city. Don't live out here. It lives where you get hit by a bus or not. Where your bank is robbed or not. At someone's damn cell phone when he come up to a crosswalk. That's luck, that's winning or losing. Out here you survive or you surrender. That's determined by your strength and bare spirit. Wolves don't kill the unlucky deer. They kill the weak ones. You fought for your life Jane. And now you get to walk away with it. You'll get to go home.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

(12-7-2017: Ojai officials said it was a “miracle” that fierce Santa Ana winds had subsided on Thursday ...)
I got my truck and a high out of there and I wound up in a little mountain town called Ojai. I get there and it's like fruit farms. Vineyards. And there is this mountain surrounding it you know like protecting the town. And the people there like everybody smiles at each other. They say hello. it's like I remember thinking they were all like. I don't know. They had these looks in their eyes. Like they ran on some sort of secret like they had all figured it out. There is this mission, the Spanish mission right there in the middle of the town. They are having Christmas mass. They're celebrating Christmas. 70 degrees where you know. I just land there. pick me
an orange of the tree and sat down on a bench, to listen that choir singing, eating my orange. You know that was the best Christmas
I've ever had.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

A Meadow in My perfect world:
Here is a meadow
in my perfect world.
Where wind dances
the branches of the tree
casting leopards spots of light
across the face of pond.
The tree stands tall
and grand and alone,
shading the world beneath it.
There will come a day
when I rest against its spine
and look out over a valley
where the sun warms,
but never burns.
I will watch leaves turn
Green, then amber, then crimson.
Then no leaves at all.
But the tree will not die.
For in this place,
winter never comes.
It is here,
in the cradle of all I hold dear,
I guard every memory of you.
And when I find myself frozen
in the mud of the real
far from your loving eyes.
I will return to this place,
close mine, and take solace in the simple
perfection of knowing you.
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That's cold enough to freeze a gold digger's ass out here.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

I'm not going to stand here and tell you that life's fair, Cause it ain't. To either of us. But you know, what do we go? This land is all we got left.
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You gonna lecture me about protecting people? While you deal the shit thats killing em? Unlike most people... You had every chance to
get the hell out if thats what you wanted. You got the Army. You got College. Whatever is your choice. Look what you choose. Look what you chose. God damn you.
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She was such a good girl. But we let our guard down. Yeah. Let me tell you. Maybe you'll have kids one day. You cannot blink. Not once, not ever.
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We'll take the refinery road around.
-See you gotta drive 50 miles to go 5.
Welcome to Wyoming.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

Where's your brother?
- He's in prison. Where you put him
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Won't your daddy be proud?
- My dad's in prison, asshole..
I know, I put him there.
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Look, I know you're looking for clues, but you're missing all the signs.
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I'm telling you. The answer is out there.
Hey look... um... I don't know how to do this. Okay? I'm not a tracker.
That's okay, it's all I do.
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These kids... they expect to go to prison. Hell, I think they look forward to it. You know? Three hoots, and a cot, and free cable? Anything better being here... the way they see it.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

Man, i get so mad i want to fight the whole world. You got any idea what that feels like?
-I do. I decided to fight the feeling instead. Cause i figured the world would win.
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Don't look at me. Hey, I'm used to no help.
-You have six officers on your entire force... to cover an area
the size of Rhode Island.
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But I knew that girl. She was a fighter. So no matter how far you think she ran... I can guarantee you she ran farther.
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I'm trying to help.
-Why is it whenever you people try to help, it starts with insults. I don't know why she didn't tell me. But she was eighteen. nd I chose to trust her. I chose wrong.

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jimg2000
Dec 10, 2017

Shouldn't we wait for back up?
-This isn't the land of waiting for back up. This is the land of you're on your own.
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You'd think folks would realize this isn't sheep country.
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She got a job interview. Jackson, some hotel I think.
- Jackson Hole?
Ya.
- Gonna live with the millionaires, eh?
Haven't heard about that, I think.. ..the billionaires chased out the millionaires years ago. Ah, save your money. When the wolves start eating their Golden Retrievers... that land's gonna go for pennies on the dollar.
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Thermals can make underwear wedge up your bottom, but I guess yours are already there.

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rtdenny
Nov 08, 2017

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