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Sundance 2017: Complex Storytelling in Superb Snow Noir 'Wind River'
I'm just going to come right out and say it here right at the beginning - Taylor Sheridan is one of the best screenwriters working today. It's not even debatable. And with Wind River, he shows that he is just as capable and talented at directing as well. Wind River is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (of Sicario and Hell or High Water previously) telling a riveting murder mystery in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. Sheridan's screenplay is brilliant, filled with metaphors and truthful characters and twists and turns and thrilling moments, all intertwined within themes of grief and vengeance and survival and good-vs-evil. It's topped off by fine performances from the entire cast, making this an invigorating film. Wind River follows Jeremy Renner as Cory Lambert, a rugged, emotionless wildlife hunter for the Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming. He discovers a girl frozen to death in the snow, »
- Alex Billington