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Blu-ray Review: Kelly Reichardt's CERTAIN WOMEN Joins the Criterion Collection

I love the rhythm of Kelly Reichardt's 2016 film, Certain Women. An unhurried triptych of stories about women in small-town Montana, Certain Women has the time (and the sense) to let moments hang, as tiny calibrations of feeling pass across...

New York 2016 Review: With CERTAIN WOMEN, Kelly Reichardt's Back in Form

If her newly restored/rediscovered debut film Rivers of Grass gave a nod to Bonnie and Clyde and old noir films, with Certain Women, Reichardt does Altman-- an ensemble cast and loosely connected stories structure based on short stories (by a Montana Native, Maile Meloy). But it's still very much Reichardt film: with muted tones, sense of melancholy and loneliness, Certain Women excels at being small, minimalistic character studies that are distinctly a small town Americana. Also, many of her films placed women in precarious situations to observe, but I think this is the first time that she is forefront about exclusively telling women's stories.

Sundance 2016 Unveil Spotlight, Premieres And More

And there ya have it, friends and neighbors. The 2016 Sundance Film Festival has released the rest of their feature film lineup today with the programs for Spotlight, Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Sundance Kids and Special Events. Barring any surprises, we...

Review: NIGHT MOVES, A Tense Showcase Of Guilt And Paranoia

When purchasing a used boat for an act of extreme vandalism, a young activist quips that she chose the one named "Night Moves" because it was better in her mind than "Sea Breeze" or "Heart's Ease." I tend to pay...

The Trailer For Kelly Reichardt's NIGHT MOVES Creates A Palpable Sense Of Paranoia

Those that have kept abreast of the American Indie scene the last 8 years or so, should know full well that Kelly Reichardt is a writer and director of considerable power, even when working in such minimalist aesthetics. While Old...

Let this review guide you to MEEK'S CUTOFF

MEEK'S CUTOFF One of the truly great films I saw this year was Meek's Cutoff. The news that it would be released on Blu was great indeed. Shot in a 1:37:1 aspect ration this existential western is visually stunning not...

MEEK'S CUTOFF Review

From the stark practicality of its needlepoint opening title shot, director Kelly Reichardt makes it plain and clear that "Meek's Cutoff" is not your ordinary film. From its tellingly sparse use of musical scoring (giving creaky vibrancy to the...

BIFF 2011: MEEK'S CUTOFF review

Woe betide anyone who turns up for Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff expecting anything like a typical Western. Languid, spare and dreamlike, other than the setting and the motif of a journey across vast, inhospitable stretches of America there's little else...

Trailer and Poster for MEEK'S CUTOFF

Sure feels like we've been waiting quite a spell on a trailer for Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt's western Meek's Cutoff. And now we've got it with a poster to boot. Gaining festival buzz from Venice to Toronto, New...

Sundance 2011: MEEK'S CUTOFF Review

[With Meek's Cutoff now screening at Sundance we re-visit Aaron's earlier review from the New York Film Festival.]There is something deeply unsettling about Meek's Cutoff, a haunting feeling that grows with time, reaching back to the outset and tormenting the...

London 2010: MEEK'S CUTOFF Review

[Our thanks to Shelagh Rowan-Legg for the following review.]Everything and nothing happens in Kelly Reichardt's new film Meek's Cutoff. But that is precisely the point, and what makes this film a work of quiet genius. Unlike most tales of settlers...