Love this gif set made by some Dakota Fanning tumblr fanblog. It really creates something else off a film that is entirely opposed to the idea of fanblogs, tumblr, etc. Night Moves is the latest film by Kelly Reichardt, and this time she populates it with A-list celebs, save for Peter Sarsgaard, who’s banking his career on playing villains, which is fitting. They perform under the rules of naturalism, which means mostly shutting up (Jesse Eisenberg is forced to play against his Mark Zuckerberg).
In fact this is a story about environmentally concerned people (not “activists” nor “terrorists”) who have to deal with the consequences of their actions. Reichard applies the contemplative mood to its obverse, a thriller, in which the smallest actions make the heart beat. Here, crime walks with paranoia, and paranoia can only be documented through a persistent and attentive camera. It helps that the whole thing takes place in some kind of arcadian rural Oregon, where you can slide panels of green foliage back and forth and still have beautiful scenery in perfect lighting. Later the pressure of genre comes knocking; an exquisite spa from earlier in the movie becomes, of course, the scene of a crime.