evenstar in the press
"A New American Classic"
"...a tough, quiet revelation of a movie...a bracingly original foray into territory that remains, in every sense, unsettled."
NY Times Critics Pick
"It is an American independent in the truest sense of the word, and it may well be the best homegrown movie we'll see this year."
"Reichardt has crafted a haunted dream of a movie to get lost in."
"Reichardt strips away the sentimental psychology of the women's movie as ruthlessly as she undercuts the hyper-masculine romance of the Western."
"Meek's Cutoff is a film that works masterfully with space, time, and history."
"Meticulous and immersive, Meek's Cutoff feels like history in three dimensions."
The Onion A/V Club
"Michelle Williams Shines in Ambitious, Gorgeous, Meek's Cutoff"
One of the top ten films of the year:
"One of the best films of the year"
"One of the top ten Independent Films of the Year"
Best Actor Billy Crudup - Paris Film Festival
Ecumenical Award - Venice Film Festival
Little Golden Lion - Venice Film Festival
LA Times - "In a sea of one-note symphonies, this touching feature is bleak and comic, heartbreaking and affirmative, romantic and tragic, gimlet-eyed and sympathetic, all at the same time."
Roger Ebert - "Jesus' Son surprises me with moments of wry humor, poignancy, sorrow and wildness. It has a sequence as funny as I've seen this year, and as harrowing, and it ends in a bittersweet minor key."
NY Times - "Mr. Crudup plays a lost, irresponsible and stupid young man with discipline and intelligence, using every muscle in his face to suggest the unreachable emotion and the accidental goodness of his character. His F.H. is authentically creepy and unexpectedly charming. If you saw him on the street, you wouldn't know whether to cross to the other side, give him a quarter or take him home with you."
Shoppers Carried By Escalators Into The Flames
Village Voice - "Explicitly about the interface of what has been and what is now, Shoppers also takes as a given the collision of everyday bullshit with flashpoints of cruelty and catastrophe."
Denis Johnson, playwright:
New York Magazine
What You Will
San Francisco Examiner - "You couldn't ask for a more charming host through the world of Shakespeare and the theater. Rees is not only a brilliant actor but also a warm, wonderful human being (or at least plays one convincingly on stage)."
San Francisco Chronicle - "What You Will makes Shakespeare as familiar as breathing, which is yet another beguiling aspect to Rees' delightful show."