I'm currently rehabbing a reconstructed finger, and a modified spine.
I do watch a lot of movies (mostly crapolla), but maybe a few more these days as I manipulate my wooden dowel of a finger, and stretch out my tired low back.
Anyway, as you may have read from me before, I backpack - in the actual wilderness.
Viewed a movie for the SECOND time yesterday... Wind River.
It happens to be set in the Wind River Indian Reservation, adjacent to Lander, WY - and the Wind River Range. Mostly barren and desolate in the arid lowlands, but teeming with life, on the fringe and up the slopes. Untouched in many areas where I have hiked. The town is decent, tourism, but real artsy-fartsy too; the Rez is what I have always pictured in my mind - poverty, booze, junk, disrespect, forgotten culture... and now drugs and casinos. If you drive in deeper, you see the sell-out to the various big "mining" companies - a wasteland.
So, the movie is harsh in its reality - the characters, the mood, the environment. Filmed well, acted well, and the story told well.
You know the "Academy" is totally corrupt when a movie of this caliber garners exactly ZERO recognition.
Yes, I purposely didn't say much about the story; watch it.
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