WIND RIVER: A masterpiece from Taylor Sheridan

“Wind River” is a film to break a critic’s heart: beautifully acted, brilliantly written and absolutely gripping—yet the modest pedigree and hype-free promotion may prevent this masterpiece from getting the recognition it deserves. To put it simply, "Wind River" is the best new movie I have seen this year. Yours truly has moaned repeatedly in this space about the many trite, witless and outlandish scripts coming out of Hollywood these days; but I don’t think you’ll ever hear such complaints about Taylor Sheridan. With the well-reviewed “Sicario” (2015), last year’s terrific “Hell or High Water” and now this letter-perfect thriller, Sheridan is becoming the go-to man for intelligent, lifelike


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