Maybe its something about the brutality of snow in the paradoxical claustrophobia of wide wilderness of snow-capped mountains that makes something about winter so haunting and self-reflecting. "Wind River" was easily one of the best films I saw this year. It is a haunting story of a brutal death/murder in the strange, melancholic back country of Wyoming.
The film is sad and beautiful. Jeremy Renner has grown so much as an actor. Elizabeth Olsen is easily the top Olsen sister.