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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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