Wind River: Follow a hunter with a tragic past (Jeremy Renner) as he helps a young FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) solve a murder at a Native American Reservation.
Critical Review: It's a slow burn in the first act, but it's done to serve the characters and build tension. That build up helps make the punch of the third act harder and even more satisfying. This is all furthered by a fantastically chilling score and great acting by the two leads. Bottom line, it's a well made film with a real life message.
Entertainment Value: The story was engaging enough to get me really invested by the third act. The tone of the film and the message being delivered left me a little down by the end, but that comes with the territory of the story being told. Either way I wanted to watch some comedy when I got home :). I definitely wouldn't say no to watching the film again, but I don't think I'd go out of my way to.
Similar Film: Prisoners.
road to 52
I'm a guy that really loves movies and I've set a goal to try and see 52 different films in a year. I've decided to share that journey and my 100% correct opinion on the films I see with the couple people who might read this.
Previous Years Stats -
2014 - 50 (61 With Repeats)
2015 - 51 (62 With Repeats)
2016 - 50 (58 With Repeats)
*Also, fun fact, I am not a writer nor do I strive to be one. There will be garmmatical errors in this blog :).
2017 top 10 (So far...)
2. Baby Driver
3. War of The Planet of The Apes
4. Wonder Woman
5. Guardians Vol. 2
6. Spider-Man Homecoming
7. King Arthur Legend of The Sword
8. Get Out
9. Beauty & The Beast
I don't think giving one score to a film is fair. There's a lot of aspects that go into making a film. Some are made as an art form trying to convey a message, others are simply entertainment, and some attempt to be both, So I want to answer the main questions that any kind of filmgoer would want to hear in a friendly conversation. My reviews are meant to be simple, quick, and very informal :).
The Synopsis: Duh
Critical Review: How well made is the film from an artistic, technical, and critical perspective?
Entertainment Value: Will I have a good time, enjoy myself, or get some form of emotional investment whether it's sad, excited, happy, scared..etc. A film can be very well made, but is it actually entertaining. Also, did it grip me enough to want to watch it again or even multiple times?
Similar Film: Sometimes it's just easy to tell someone - if you enjoy these films you'll probably enjoy this one as well.