Left feeling empty

A review of Certain Women, a new film directed by Kelly Reichardt.

Certain Women, written and directed by Kelly Reichardt, follows the stories of three women in provincial Montana USA. Reichardt progresses each story at a measured pace, with a notable absence of dialogical drama, instead this is purposefully woven into lush backdrops and long shots of dramatic landscapes. The women in the film struggle to make themselves heard in their environments, and throughout the film there is reference to its Native American past.

The film’s protagonists are all


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