"Like the emotions that flicker across the exquisite mask of Cheung's face, scenes in IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE surface and then submerge back into the murk of memory and fate called coincidence." — Steve Erickson Happy birthday, Maggie Cheung! 🌹
"Reichardt’s films are intense procedurals of the inner life, and her modus operandi is to allow unexpressed longings to hang quietly in the air so we can feel them too and watch what happens when her characters try to act on them. Often, their habitats speak louder than they do: Reichardt’s specialty is the transformation of landscape—whether cheerless wasteland or broody paradise—into a stage for journeys of the parched soul." Over on our site, read Ella Taylor on CERTAIN WOMEN (2016)
Kelly Reichardt's CERTAIN WOMEN (2016) arrives today on Blu-ray & DVD! The expanses of the American West take center stage in this intimately observed triptych from Kelly Reichardt. Adapted from three short stories by Maile Meloy and unfolding in self-contained but interlocking episodes, CERTAIN WOMEN navigates the subtle shifts in personal desire and social expectation that unsettle the circumscribed lives of its characters: a lawyer (Laura Dern) forced to subdue a troubled client; a wife and mother (Michelle Williams) whose plans to construct her dream home reveal fissures in her marriage; and a night-school teacher (Kristen Stewart) who forms a tenuous bond with a lonely ranch hand (Lily Gladstone), whose longing for connection delivers an unexpected jolt of emotional immediacy. With unassuming craft, Reichardt captures the rhythms of daily life in small-town Montana through these fine-grained portraits of women trapped within the landscape’s wide-open spaces.
Radiant star Anne Bancroft, born on this day in 1931. Here she is as the iconic Mrs. Robinson in THE GRADUATE (1967).
“You never know when a wrecking ball will come swinging out of the Technicolor rose bushes…” — Guy Maddin
Alexander Payne's ELECTION (1999) joins the collection this December! Click the link in our bio and head over to our site to see the full list of releases for the month!