Wind River Review

Wind River is a 2017 American neo-Western murder mystery film directed by Taylor Sheridan, starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Gil Birmingham and Graham Greene. The story follows a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and an FBI agent, respectively, who try to solve a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Positives: Terrific performances Good story Great cinematography Terrific score Great characters Intense action Good writing Negatives: n/a Plot:  While hunting a mountain lion, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker Cory Lambert discovers the dead body of a young woman.  This prompts an investigation in which FBI agent Jane Banner is dispatched.  Together, the…

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28 Weeks Later Review

28 Weeks Later is a 2007 science fiction horror film directed Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, starring Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Imogen Poots, Catherine McCormack, and Idris Elba.  Set as a sequel to 2002’s 28 Days Later, the plot depicts the efforts of NATO military forces to salvage a safe zone in London and the consequences of two young siblings breaking protocol to find their infected mother, and the resulting reintroduction of the highly contagious virus to the safe zone. Positives: Good performances Great special effects Good story…

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Arrival Review

Arrival is a 2016 science fiction film directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker.  Based on the 1998 short story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang and picks up when mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – lead by expert linguist Louise Banks – is brought together to investigate. Positives: Fantastic cast Terrific performances Terrific soundtrack Great visuals Great directing Great script Terrific story Negatives: n/a Plot: The plot follows a Linguistics expert Louise Banks, who is called in to…

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Captain America: Civil War Review

Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America. The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt and Daniel Bruhl, serving as a sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier set one year after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, disagreement…

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