is a deliberate filmmaker. The scenes she writes, directs and edits rarely feel hurried or careless, and the stories she tells, incredibly focused, have a way of slowly building towards bigger and (usually frightening) truths about society and the people who exist on its fringes.
Two of Reichardt's earlier films, Wendy and Lucy
and Meek's Cutoff
, portray melancholy wanderers with uncertain future prospects, and in many ways Night Moves
does this, too. Though more overtly suspenseful than her previous work, her latest effort still maintains a measured restraint as the story advances towards a clearer view of the ambiguous situation at hand.
It's tough to describe the plot of Night Moves
without giving too much away, but it's fair to say that eco-terrorism, paranoia, simmering frustration and Csa boxes all come into play. Set in gray, moody Oregon amongst co-op dwellers and vaguely rebellious idealists, the story follows