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Year
2019
Runtime
122 min.
Director
Kelly Reichardt
Genres
Drama, Western
Rating *
7.1
Votes *
0
Checks
904
Favs
88
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
9.7% (1:10)
Favs/dislikes
15:1
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  1. Ronet's avatar

    Ronet

    A true American tale. 1 year 6 months ago
  2. bjornam's avatar

    bjornam

    One of the best directors working today 1 year 5 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    You'd expect a frontier wilderness movie like First Cow to use the widest screen ratio possible, but no, the wet, dingy Oregonian woods of the film are shot in so-called full screen, implying the characters are in some way trapped, and only hoping to bust out and live the American Dream. And full warning, this is one of those low contrast movies that will look murky on any given screen. The movie begins with a present-day mystery then sends us back to the forging of an unlikely, but easy friendship between a white would-be baker and a Chinese would-be entrepreneur. Unfortunately, their business plan involves a cow that doesn't belong to them, and therefore some tension amid the slow and simple lyricism (I can totally see this being the work of the same director as Meek's Cutoff). Pleasant and melancholy, even touching (and that cow sure is a looker), but it's the ending that got me. There are few moments that just suck the air out of the room, and this was one of them - I'll say no more. As an aside, this features one of René Auberjonois's last roles, and it's enigmatically small; I almost missed it. 1 year 2 months ago
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