Certain Women ★★★★½

A new Kelly Reichardt film is always a welcomed breath of fresh air, but especially right after seeing such an exhausting piece of trash like Swiss Army Man.

I'm not sure the auteur has made a better film since Old Joy a decade ago, which is saying a lot considering every one of her pieces of work is a grounded achievement in portraying genuine landscapes and people. Certain Women is restrained, not only in its storytelling, but in its performances. It never feels less than fully lived-in, inside each aspect.

It is a great moment in American cinema this year.

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