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  • Lion

    ★★

  • The Searchers

    ★★★★

  • Wind River

    ★★★

  • The Guilty

    ★½

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  • The Searchers

    The Searchers

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is one of those movies that, in my opinion, heavily reinforces what it is said to expose, namely Ethan's racism is not meaningfully challenged or deconstructed as one would fully expect to see before the third act kicked off based on its reputation. While Ethan holding Debbie in the end is undoubtably a very powerful moment, it once again reinforces the idea that the ends justify the means and that it is only Ethans of the world who could…

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ★★★

    There is too much here that doesn't work (All the Jeremy Renner monologues and his personal "redemption", even Elizabeth Olsen's character doesn't amount to much, plus the script tend to repeat its themes all over again without meaningfully developing them for most of the time) but I guess Sheridan's heartfelt neo-westerns tend to register with me to a degree no matter how flawed they can get. The way he manages to keep his distance from the overwrought twisty murder mystery territory is intriguing, yet everything that is supposed to fill in this gap mostly falls flat to a degree. Great Nick Cave & Warren Ellis score, btw.

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