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Film, "Night Moves": Activists Plot Against a Bridge, Each Other

"Night Moves": Activists Plot Against a Bridge, Each Other

Director Kelly Reichardt and writing partner Jon Raymond expand their singularly spartan field guide to off-the-grid Oregonians. Here Reichardt, the maker of Meek's Cutoff and Wendy and Lucy, applies her characteristically laconic style to an ostensibly conventional movie plot about…
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Film, "Meek's Cutoff": Kelly Reichardt's Trippy, Existential Frontier Masterpiece

"Meek's Cutoff": Kelly Reichardt's Trippy, Existential Frontier Masterpiece

Tenacious indie director Kelly Reichardt has specialized in quirky, minimalist quasiroad movies in which loners come unmoored in some great American space. Meek's Cutoff, recently shown at the San Francisco International Film Festival, is that and more — one great…
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Film, Kelly Reichardt Explains "Meek's Cutoff," Her Latest Road Movie

Kelly Reichardt Explains "Meek's Cutoff," Her Latest Road Movie

Meek's Cutoff, like all of director Kelly Reichardt's previous features (River of Grass, Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy), is essentially a road movie about both the unequal distribution of power and resources and the frustrations of the disenfranchised. Tracking three…
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Toronto Film Festival 2010 roundup

It was the best of TIFFs, it was the worst of TIFFs. While the trade pubs breathlessly trumpeted the flurry of deals that took place at the Toronto International Film Festival, an epidemic of grumbling had spread through press and…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Humpday</i>

Humpday

Humpday opens with a pair of breeders in bed. A youngish married couple, Ben (mumblecordeon Mark Duplass) and Anna (Alycia Delmore), confess that they’re too tired to procreate that night. As if in response, the doorbell rings at 2 a.m.,…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Humpday</i>

Humpday

Humpday opens with a pair of breeders in bed. A youngish married couple, Ben (mumblecordeon Mark Duplass) and Anna (Alycia Delmore), confess that they’re too tired to procreate that night. As if in response, the doorbell rings at 2 a.m.,…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Wendy and Lucy</i>

Wendy and Lucy

Modest but cosmic, Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy is a movie whose sad pixie heroine, Wendy (Michelle Williams), already skating on thin ice, stumbles and, without a single support to brace herself, slides into America’s lower depths. Introduced calling for…
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Film, Lady with the Little Dog

Lady with the Little Dog

Sometimes, less really is more. Modest but cosmic, Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy is a movie whose sad pixie heroine, Wendy (Michelle Williams), already skating on thin ice, stumbles and, without a single support to brace herself, slides into America's…
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Film, The Wanderers

The Wanderers

Not long after her lovely 2006 film, Old Joy, received the terrific reviews and lousy box office that habitually reward talented makers of very-low-budget movies, Kelly Reichardt had lunch with her old friend Todd Haynes. Reichardt had just seen Brokeback…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wendy and Lucy

Wendy and Lucy

Modest but cosmic, Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy is a movie whose sad pixie heroine, Wendy (Michelle Williams), already skating on thin ice, stumbles and, without a single support to brace herself, slides into America’s lower depths. Introduced calling for…
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Film, North by Northwest

North by Northwest

A dozen years ago, Kelly Reichardt made her feature debut with a wonderfully desultory, nearly avant-garde riff on the last romantic couple. Reichardt's River of Grass was a comic, slacker Bonnie and Clyde, set on the edge of the Everglades.…
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