Friday January 24, 2020

Western wrapped in air of dread

Meek’s Cutoff, Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Selected cinemas, cert PG. Rating: *** Your Highness, Directed by David Gordon Green. Nationwide, cert 16. Rating: **

16th April, 2011

With Meek’s Cutoff, director Kelly Reichardt has produced a slow burning parable of futility. Authentically realised and credibly acted, it combines the scale of an epic western with the intimate, private detail of a character study.

Set in Oregon in 1845, the film focuses on a small group of settlers attempting to cross a river, struggling against the chest-high waters, and holding their most valuable possessions over their heads.Their wagon train is heading...

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