For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies of the Outdoors here’s a review of Meek’s Cutoff (2010) by Joel of Joel Watches Movies
Thanks again to Joel of Joel Watches Movies for choosing this month’s genre.
Next month’s genre has been chosen by Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday and we will be reviewing our favorite Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies).
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to 24hrJess@movierob.net
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jess!
Let’s see what Joel thought of this movie:
Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert. (Letterboxd)
Appropriately slow–this survival western pulls no punches, and by punches I mean achingly long scenes of walking across barren landscapes, because there’s a lot of them. And they’re loaded with feeling: short in-between scenes lay out the stakes and ratchet up the unease and distrust, and then the journey (captured with poignant music and visuals–see that breathtaking long cross fade early on) continues, and in the film’s boldest stroke of all, it doesn’t end, just like it never began.