Wendy and Lucy | There hasn't been a film in the last 10 years or so that probably feels as authentically 'old school' in its filmmaking style as this one. When I say that, I'm referring to a time when modern computer technology didn't seem to play a huge part in the filmmaking style, its storyline, or its technical achievements. This very low-budget, independent film, starring a fabulously simple Michelle Williams of Brokeback Mountain (2005) fame and a memorable little appearance by Will Patton of Dillinger (1991) fame, recalls the days of filmmaking from the late 1960's to early 1980's. That is a long period of time, but I believe my statement makes sense when one experiences the film. The music sounds like a cross between Simon & Garfunkel and early John Carpenter synthesized scores. The lighting is very limited and is obviously made up of whatever lights were nearby during the night; say for probably an occasional stage light. Lastly, the film follows the journeys of a young woman who is simply wandering through town, and life, with very few personal items. Even though films about drifters of said period like Easy Rider (1968), Two-Lane Blacktop (1971), Breezy (1973), and even The Fog (1980) are little more elaborate than Wendy and Lucy, the film still significantly makes you think a far simpler time. Plus, the film's overall plot requires a simple perception of life to understand the basic, but heavy grievances of its female lead. It may be slow for some people, but Williams' performance is of the classic kind. She never lets anything interfere with survival.