Unfortunately, Certain Women didn’t find its audience and lost money at the box office. But, Reichardt’s proven herself as a filmmaker who knows how to tell intimate character stories and will continue making movies.

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For her follow-up to Wendy and Lucy, Kelly Reichardt chose to make Meek’s Cutoff, a film about a historical journey and the people who suffered through it. But is her minimal filmmaking style effective for a historical drama?

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Kelly Reichardt has been called a minimalist film director, and if you’re comparing her to someone like Michael Bay or Steven Spielberg or the Hughes brothers, that certainly seems to be the case, at least based on her 2008 film Wendy and Lucy.

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