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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

…Unforgiving Frontier.

"Over the past couple of years, Taylor Sheridan has emerged as one of the best screenwriters working today. His screenplays for Sicario and Hell or High Water are both thoughtful, intense spins on both the crime genre and the Western, and in the hands of gifted directors like Denis Villeneuve and David Mackenzie, respectively, they've become outstanding films. To close out his "frontier trilogy", Sheridan makes his directorial debut for Wind River, and while he isn't as successful as Villeneuve or Mackenzie, he still crafts a captivating drama that's thoughtful, somber, and gripping.

Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) is a wildlife officer working in the snowy mountains of Wyoming when he comes across the body of a young, Native American woman. The woman's death brings back harsh emotions for the taciturn Lambert since she was a friend of his own late daughter, who was also found dead in the snow. It also brings up his complicated relationship with the Native Americans living in the area since Cory married a Native American woman, but their marriage fell apart after the death of their daughter, although Cory is still trying to be a good father to their young son. When FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is called in to investigate the crime scene, she, along with Ben (Graham Greene), an officer working Indian Affairs, request Cory's help in tracking down the killer…"
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