Kelly ReichardtStill: First Cow
River of Grass (1995), Ode (1999, short), Then a Year (2002, short), Travis (2004, short), Old Joy (2006), Wendy and Lucy (2008), Meek’s Cutoff (2010), Night Moves (2013), Certain Women (2016), First Cow (2019)
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Cross-currents of sexual desire in a Southern tale inspired by the well-known song about the Talahatchie Bridge.
Then a Year
Love letters and speculations in an outer suburb in poetic and alienating mood sketches.
Beautifully acted silent elegy for the lost joys of youth, and for a whole era that seems to have come to an end.
Wendy and Lucy
A topical and restrained roadmovie about the frail heroine Wendy who loses her dog on the way to Alaska and has nothing to fall back on.
Meek wants to lead colonists to Oregon, by using a shorter route. Hardships mount up quickly. A real Western yet very topical.
Radical environmentalists (Eisenberg, Fanning, Sarsgaard) plan an eco-terror attack on a dam. The moral consequences give rise to serious doubts, for both the activists and the audience. Intelligent, atmospheric eco-thriller, to which nature provides a dramatic background.
Beautiful, thoughtful western focusing on friendship rather than strife. And on the diversity of the American frontier around 1820.