Review: 2019s The Wind

Review: 2019s The Wind

Review: 2019s The Wind

 
Up until I started my podcast and started writing reviews, I had always assumed that I was a Snakes on a Plane kind of guy. I didn’t like subtext, allegory, or slow burns, but simple WYSIWYG films to just tune on and tune out.
Turns out, I was wrong. After a long absence, I came to realize once more that I do want a slow burn. I want atmosphere. And all year, I’ve been waiting for one horror movie with it.
Enter The Wind, directed by first-timer Emma Tammi.
The film revolves around two families in the 1800s in a remote area, trying to make something of their lives and land. The story is a bit out of order, but most everything gets explained eventually.
I do have some minor nitpicks, but for me, there isn’t much for me to complain about here. Great atmosphere, great scoring and sound design, and plenty to think about if it’s a fever dream, allegory, mental illness, or real monsters.
Man, I loved it. I’m a sucker for anything with a western feel, and when you mix it with some dread and tension: I’m in. So excited to see all of these first or second-time directors in the past few years with some really original work.
Highly recommend, and probably my top film of the year at this point; it’s only April, so a long ways to go. But I dug it. Checked all of the boxes for me pretty much.
9/10, and rating may go up or down depending on how I keep thinking about it, if it sticks with me, or if I rewatch.
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