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An Ignominious Auranew

Portland screenwriter Jonathan Raymond revamps the Western with Meek’s Cutoff.
Eugene Weekly  |  Rick Levin  |  05-09-2011  |  Reviews

The Way Things Weren't: Oregon Trail Odyssey 'Meek's Cutoff' is Just Plain Odd

Kelly Reichardt's minimalist cinema-of-the-inane hits a painfully low ebb with an anti-western lacking any sign of a narrative arc.
City Pulse  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-11-2011  |  Reviews

Girl Loses Dognew

Wendy and Lucy is a small, intimate movie that deserves far more attention than it's received.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  03-05-2009  |  Reviews

Desperate Times: An Interview with 'Wendy and Lucy' Director Kelly Reichardtnew

The accident of timing has everything to do with how a movie is received, and there's no question Kelly Reichardt's Wendy and Lucy hits home more forcefully now than when it premiered last May. The spare, lyrical story seems tailor-made for hard times, when even the formerly comfortable are staring destitution in the face.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  01-27-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Michelle Williams Finds a Safe Haven With Outsider Director Kelly Reichardtnew

It's a rare bankable star who lends her name to a tiny project budgeted at $300,000 and shot over 18 days with a mostly volunteer crew by a director whose name, had Williams bothered to ask permission from her agents, would doubtless have inspired the response "Who?"
L.A. Weekly  |  Ella Taylor  |  12-19-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Kelly Reichardt on Working with Michelle Williams and the Realities of Being Poornew

A relentlessly independent director working far outside the confines of the studio system, Reichardt has fashioned a film that illuminates the ways in which people treat one another, from compassion to indifference, during tough times. She spoke us about her new film.
New York Press  |  Christopher Wallenberg  |  12-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Babes in the Woodsnew

Two old friends come to terms.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Felicia Feaster  |  03-15-2007  |  Reviews

Ready for the Countrynew

This tale of two men in the woods is one of the best films of 2006, and its reminiscent of the best films of the 1970s as well.
INDY Week  |  David Fellerath  |  01-04-2007  |  Reviews

Idyll Thoughtsnew

Placid and profound, Old Joy is a quiet marvel.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  11-14-2006  |  Reviews

Road Trippingnew

Old Joy is an accurately observed moment between post-adolescence and parenthood, when friends cling or scatter, and circumstances force buried feelings to the fore.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marrit Ingman  |  11-02-2006  |  Reviews

Real Quietnew

A subtle, graceful and haunting film, Old Joy is the story of two old friends finding themselves in the mountains.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  10-27-2006  |  Reviews

Lost in Forestation

A fill-in-the-blanks experience that defines itself more by what it isn’t than what it is.
Washington City Paper  |  Mark Jenkins  |  10-20-2006  |  Reviews

Odd Couplenew

A tale of two friends on divergent paths -- with beautiful scenery.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  09-21-2006  |  Reviews

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