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Kelly Reichardt

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Mar 04–06
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Mar 04–06
Kelly Reichardt [pictured] cowrites and directs First Cow; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Swallow movie review: leaves a sour taste
Half a century ago, this would have been radical. Today, it’s banal. The slick postwar aesthetic is emblematic of a male filmmaker’s understanding of women that exists only through dated stereotypes.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Mar 06
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Mar 06
Stella Meghie writes and directs The Photograph, costarring Issa Rae; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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Military Wives movie review: tired choir dramedy needs to change the tune
So aggressively precisely what you think it is that there’s almost no point in seeing it. Flattens a true story into generic pap that isn’t even that successfully, authentically feel-good, either.
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Onward movie review: the Pixar road goes ever on
Don’t let the Pixar curve throw you: familiar this quest may be, but it’s full of magic and wonder and humor and melancholy, and set in a fully realized fantasy world. Not a masterpiece but very good.
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curated: the roles typecast actors would prefer to play
“We hope that these photos encourage viewers to reflect on the way that stereotypes persist in mass culture….”
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The Photograph movie review: love as a balancing act
It’s meet-melancholy in an elegant, female-gazey romantic drama audaciously mingling past and present. A swanky celebration of confident, complex women and the bittersweetness of adult relationships.
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Push documentary review: why the rent is too damn high (and how to fix it)
Badass UN Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha probes the global housing crisis and breaks down the complex cause into something readily comprehensible… then enraging. (But she has a solution, too.)
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Mar 03–06
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Mar 02–08
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