River of Grass

River of Grass ★★★½

“If we weren’t killers, we weren’t anything.”

A far cry from the muted, stripped down character studies that Reichardt went on to make, River of Grass, her feature length debut, has more pizazz and humor than expected. First person voiceover narration, inserts of still photos, a soundtrack with jazz and solo drumming - all welcome surprises, and evidence of a director excited to use everything her medium has to offer (though I do adore the minimalism she’s ultimately opted for). What better nickname for bored housewife turned accidental criminal than Cozy?!

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