Author Topic: #608: Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women) / CIFF Roundup / Bunuel Marathon #2  (Read 561 times)

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For certain film lovers, a new Kelly Reichardt film is an event. Spare and deliberately paced movies like WENDY AND LUCY and MEEK’S CUTOFF are treasured for their detail and observation - and for their focus on the lives of women. Reichardt’s latest - CERTAIN WOMEN - continues in that tradition, with a trio of loosely connected stories starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, and Kristen Stewart. This week, a review of WOMEN, plus Adam's interview with Reichardt and the third film in the Luis Bunuel marathon - 1954's ROBINSON CRUSOE.

I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Wow, of all the Bunuel to pick, Robinson Crusoe is the most boring, and I love that story.

Sadly, the chances of Certain Women playing near me are slim. I'll have to catch it on home video.

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Wow, of all the Bunuel to pick, Robinson Crusoe is the most boring, and I love that story.
Still turned out to be interesting to discuss.
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Oh yea, Bunuel always generates conversation, just all the other films I've seen from him were much more interesting.

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Oh yea, Bunuel always generates conversation, just all the other films I've seen from him were much more interesting.
Agreed.
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Death in the Garden isn't that great either, but I certainly understand the desire to go for titles that are readily available.

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Reichardt’s latest - CERTAIN WOMEN - continues in that tradition, with a trio of loosely connected stories starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, and Kristen Stewart.

Lily Gladstone, for eff's sake. I mean, I'm not one of the Kristen Stewart haters, on the contrary, and I get the marketing aspect, but Stewart has a supporting role in the third story while Gladstone is the lead, just like Dern and Williams are in the other two.
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OH.

MY.

GOD.

The Kelly Reichardt interview instantly makes this the best episode of the year. Also, loved CERTAIN WOMEN.

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Reichardt’s latest - CERTAIN WOMEN - continues in that tradition, with a trio of loosely connected stories starring Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, and Kristen Stewart.

Lily Gladstone, for eff's sake. I mean, I'm not one of the Kristen Stewart haters, on the contrary, and I get the marketing aspect, but Stewart has a supporting role in the third story while Gladstone is the lead, just like Dern and Williams are in the other two.
Heaven forbid we use the WAY more familiar name in the tease and praise Gladstone over Stewart in the actual discussion.
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Re: #608: Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women) / CIFF Roundup / Bunuel Marathon #2
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2016, 08:40:05 AM »
I haven't yet heard the podcast but I have seen the movie.  I guess I'm just not enough of an art-house guy.  The Laura Dern and Michelle Williams stories struck me as aimless and pointless.  Re the Laura Dern story, maybe a small thing but what the police chief asked Laura Dern to do would never, ever happen in real life and I had trouble getting past that.  I'd add that the very next scene with her client could have been an occasion for drama or at least some plot development but she spends it reading extracts of his case file to him--a wasted opportunity.  The third story had some genuine feeling--I guess you'd call it pathos--but was also pretty thin fare.

So it left me flat.  What did I miss?