by Jordan Ruimy
Here are a few films that I think are worth paying attention to. Take for example Kelly Reichardt, whose “Night Moves” premiered earlier last year at the Toronto Film Fest. Reichardt is a filmmaker who doesn’t adhere to any conventions, and a film by this talented female writer-director has in a way become a convention in itself. If you’ve seen “Old Joy”, “Wendy and Lucy”, or “Meek’s Cutoff” – three spectacular movies – you would know just how promising and exciting a filmmaker she is. In this new film she tackles eco-terrorism, as three radical environmentalists, expertly played by Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard, concoct a plan to make a hydroelectric dam explode. Of course there repercussions, and what follows after is in a way predictable, something Reichardt has never really been know for.