Certain Women

Certain Women ★★★★½

A film of uncommon grace, redolent of Paterson in no serious way save for a shared confidence to be about nothing in particular but to suggest gulfs of meaning. Fuses the listless drifting and scanning personal portraits of Reichardt's early work with the increasing formalism of Night Moves and Meek's Cutoff. Foregrounds the director's love of half-told stories by divvying up the running time to three half-told stories, each of which nonetheless feels more complete than anything she's told to date. Maybe her best?