WSJ: Meek’s Cutoff the American genre film coup of this century

9 October, 2010

 

Marilyn Monroe from Michelle Williams

Marilyn Monroe from Michelle Williams

 

“Meek’s” is no mere “movie movie.” Resurrecting the big screen Western on its own classic mythological and Freudian terms and on elliptical allegorical terms of her and screenwriter John Raymond’s own devising, Ms. Reichardt has pulled off the American genre film coup of this century, brilliantly photographed in a radically anachronistic narrow [1.33:1] film frame.

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