Night Moves (2013)
First screened in June 2014
Director: Kelly Reichardt. Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Kai Lennox, Alia Shawkat, Katherine Waterston, Kai Lennox, James Le Gros, Barry Del Sherman, Matt Malloy, Lew Temple, Clara Mamet, Jennifer Snook, Kaiti Zemet, Griffin Newman. Screenplay: Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt. Twitter Capsule:
Utterly untrusting of its ideas and its audience. Reichardt makes leap from intriguing-but-frustrating to off-putting.
Risk-taking seemed inevitable given nervy premise, but Reichardt dulls every edge while repeating many of her tics. Evades environmental politics at every turn. Plays it way safe, in other words.