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  • Night Moves

    Night Moves

    ... "With this subject matter, Reichardt’s primary interest is in the moral cost of the characters’ decisions so it’s interesting to view Night Moves as a subtler, atmospheric precursor to How to Blow Up a Pipeline (Daniel Goldhaber, 2023), which draws similar inspiration from 1970s thrillers and heist flicks but ramps up the intensity and maintains a focus on planning, process, and execution. If we indulge a little auteurist ‘progression,’ though, it’s not hard to see how Reichardt might have…

  • Exterior Turbulence

    Exterior Turbulence

    "Strangely assembled but still intimate in feeling, this diaristic work overlaps fragments of sight and sound into a collage of experience; the filmmaker’s memory seems to be a guiding force, and evocative moments resonate beyond their personal origins ('You know, I’m a little afraid of my brain sometimes').

    The program notes liken the film’s shape to a constellation, and certainly the artist’s approach hang its various elements together in a kind of orbit, but I experienced it more as an…

Popular reviews

  • The Last Movie

    The Last Movie

    "Bergman is the greatest. He got it all together, man . . . We think the Indians are primitive because they believe that hairy men come out of the mountains at night and carry off stragglers, but real people came out of hills around L.A. and murdered Sharon Tate . . . I see areas of light and shade first of all and color as an afterthought. Light is my obsession. I feel it as an elemental source of power,…

  • The American Dreamer

    The American Dreamer

    "Like, when I was little, I lived on a farm near Dodge City, Kansas. Wheat fields all around, as far as you could see. No neighbors, no other kids. Just a train that came through once a day. I used to spend hours wondering where it came from and where it went to. Then when I was about five my grandmother put some eggs in her apron and we walked five miles to town and she sold the eggs and…