Wind River ★★★½

i’m willing to ignore how poorly written the women characters are because its overarching message about the prevalence of violence against native women is nowhere near discussed as much as it should be. 

however, i can’t ignore the fact that the protagonist is ... a white man. worse, it’s jeremy renner. if the lead was a native woman, even a native man, this would’ve been revolutionary. i understand that there is pressure to cast famous (white) actors in order to get funding from studios, but is it worth undermining your film’s political meaning?