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Thursday Movie Picks: The Cold

Thursday Movie Picks

Look at me, 2 weeks into the New Year and still keeping up with my resolutions! If only I could get rid of all the leftover Christmas food in the house so easily. This week’s theme for Wanderer’s Thursday Movie Picks couldn’t have been timed any better, because I am so fed up of the cold now! It always feels like Christmas brings the end of Winter when actually Spring is still so far away…

Still, it’s the perfect excuse to stick a pair of slippers on over fluffy socks, make a giant mug of tea and watch a few movies! Here are my picks this week.


Wind River (2017)

Wind River is a fantastic murder mystery movie set in snowy Wyoming, starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen who provide their best performances yet. It’s a dark story that left me feeling cold for a number of reasons, but also one of those movies that I had to mull over for a few days before deciding how I felt about it.


The Hateful Eight (2015)

Speaking of good mystery stories, I really enjoyed The Hateful Eight. It’s been on my mind this week anyway because I’ve just seen Bad Times at the El Royale and they share similarities. Boring side note – we have a conservatory at home which is like a glass igloo in winter, any time anyone opens the door I’m reminded of the door in The Hateful Eight!


The Grey (2011)

Okay so maybe not all of my picks this week are great movies, but The Grey features Liam Neeson trudging his way through snowy Alaska after surviving a plane crash…and ends with him having a fist fight with a rabid wolf. That’s just badass, if not a little silly. The toughest thing I ever did in the snow was fall on my arse and only cried for a few minutes.

16 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks: The Cold

  1. great picks Ally!

    all solid.

    I’d also add Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Fargo (1996) and of course Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) as films that get me in the mood for snow and winter.


      1. Exactly. By the way, which version of the film did you see? The general release version w/o intermission or the 70mm roadshow version w/ intermission?


      2. That sucks. At least you got to see a version of the film. I was fortunate that there was a 70mm screening in Atlanta only 30 minutes away from where I live. I was able to at least watch a 70mm screening in my lifetime. I hope it happens to you as well.


  2. Wind River is excellent and I picked it as did everyone else this week. It’s very sad how many Native American women go missing or are found dead and get no air t8me at all….scary actually. I saw The Grey and beside it being a stupid ass movie, I am pissed off at how evil they make the wolves. The wolves always seem to have an uphill battle to prove they are not viscous killers. I still have to see The Hateful Eight.


  3. Glad Wind River is getting so much love this week. What a great film. Same for The Hateful Eight – so brutal, too. I didn’t much care for The Grey. That ending made it worse because…spoiler alert…we never get to see said fistfight.


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