Posted on Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
August and September are often (and rightfully) viewed as studio dumping grounds, the place where films that don’t fit the summer and awards season molds get tossed. But sometimes, this is the perfect time to release a smaller movie that could vanish between the cracks elsewhere in the year. It’s even the ideal time to release a serious-minded thriller for adults that was a hit on the festival scene earlier in the year.
Enter Wind River, a mystery about an FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) and an experienced tracker (Jeremy Renner) trying to solve a murder on Native American reservation. We dug the movie at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and the scorching heat of August feels like the right time to watch a movie set entirely in the ice and snow. If you want to know more, a bunch of clips and featurettes have arrived to herald the film’s release today.