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The Wind (2018)

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A plains-woman faces the harshness and isolation of the untamed land in the Western frontier of the late 1800s.

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Emma Tammi
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Cast overview:
Caitlin Gerard ... Lizzy Macklin
Julia Goldani Telles ... Emma Harper
Ashley Zukerman ... Isaac Macklin
Dylan McTee ... Gideon Harper
Miles Anderson ... The Reverend
Martin C Patterson ... Eli
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A supernatural thriller set in the Western frontier of the late 1800s, The Wind stars Caitlin Gerard (INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY) as a plains-woman driven mad by the harshness and isolation of the untamed land. The film is directed by Emma Tammi, written by Teresa Sutherland and stars Gerard, Ashley Zukerman, and Julia Goldani Telles. It was produced by Soapbox Films and Divide/Conquer.

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It never stops.

Genres:

Horror | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence/disturbing images, and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Despite rumors, this film has no connection towards Lillian Gish's 1928 classic "The Wind" other than its title and prairie setting. See more »

Goofs

The double-barrel shotgun Lizzy uses requires percussion caps, but whenever she fires it or prepares to fire it by pulling back the hammers, there are no caps. Without them, the weapon is inoperable. See more »

Quotes

Lizzy Macklin: I don't suspect God has much business out here.
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Confusing! Lack of linear and chronological order causes problems.
25 April 2019 | by salmon62See all my reviews

This movie had good promise. It's based on a movie from the 1920's but deviates from that film significantly. This movie is created in the vein of "The Witch" (see it !) and perhaps "Hereditary" to compare three recent film examples. The Wind wants you to try and figure out if the antagonists are mentally ill, or if there exists a supernatural force on the prairie where the four homesteaders come to live. The music is nice, and appropriate for the stark landscapes. The cinematography captures the beauty of the mid--west prairie in the early 20th century America.

The problem with this movie is the writing and editing which attempt to achieve mystery and tension by presenting the sequence of events out of linear order. Granted, flashbacks can be effective in storytelling. In "The Wind", it's just too much! There are too many similar shots of wistful looks, confused moments and chronologically disjointed discoveries that confused me and were probably unnecessary.

This is not a movie that needs this technique to this degree. We learn that mental illness, anxiety and depression are present in the isolation of the prairie life. We suspect there are hallucinations and even chloroform -inspired dream sequences.

The writers help us out with tidbits of juxtaposed backstories. But in the end, it's a bit too much. It's a bit too slow and self indulgent to be rated higher. Sometimes it's possible to be too creative. Some movies are worth the energy to try and figure out. "The Wind" is not . . .


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New Mexico, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,138, 7 April 2019

Gross USA:

$28,252

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,974
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2.39:1
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