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Seeds of Colonial Capitalism in Kelly Reichardt's 'First Cow'

In her excellent film, First Cow, Kelly Reichardt explores the effects of colonial land theft and capitalism through the medium of food.

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In Defense of Kelly Reichardt's Directorial Touch

Kelly Reichardt has established herself as a singular and essential voice in modern cinema by being a master of the miniature, a maestro of The Moment.

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New York Film Festival: Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff

Kelly Reichardt's Meek’s Cutoff is an outsider's Western. If we were looking for a female counterpart to Gus Van Sant, I think we may have found her.

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Wendy and Lucy

A moving portrait of a woman and her canine companion as well as a powerful comment on contemporary American poverty.

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Best Complexities in 2008

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.

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Wendy and Lucy

Surviving traumas, Wendy (Michelle Williams) serves as both detailed portrait and metaphorical expanse. Her pain is specific but also vague, her loss exact and all-encompassing.

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Old Joy (2006)

While the film appears to focus on an evolving friendship, it is, as well, a meditation on political and moral ideals, as these give way to questions and frustrations, self-reflection and, perhaps, self-understanding.


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