WIND RIVER (15)

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JUS­TICE is blind and frost-bit­ten in Wind River, an im­pec­ca­bly crafted thriller set on a snowladen In­dian reser­va­tion, where the mur­der of a teenager sends a chill through a com­mu­nity riven by big­otry and fear.

Taylor Sheri­dan, Os­car-nom­i­nated screen­writer of Hell Or High Wa­ter and Si­cario, re­turns to the di­rec­tor’s chair for a high­stakes game of cat and mouse in un­for­giv­ing terrain.

Work­ing from his own lean script, he vividly brings to life clashes of cul­ture and ideals, punc­tu­ated by pulse-quick­en­ing scenes of car­nage that ex­pose the ugly re­al­ity of race re­la­tions in present-day Amer­ica.

Wind River is a sur­vival thriller of the fittest, pho­tographed against breath­tak­ing back­drops de­scribed by one char­ac­ter as “the land of You’re On Your Own”.

The cen­tral po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion un­furls with quiet ur­gency, re­flected in the slow-burn­ing in­ten­sity of per­for­mances from a su­perb ensem­ble cast.

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