First Cow

First Cow ★★½

i like kelly reichardt's visual style. i like the way she shoots nature with such realism and beauty. i like the way she builds atmosphere. unfortunately, i do not like her writing. when watching these characters, i felt like i was watching actors. i was never able to get immersed, as these characters and their dialogue felt flat and unrealistic. i didn't care about the story, and i didn't care about these people, and i barely even cared about that cow. it tried so hard to be meaningful, but i couldn't find anything to take away from it. it felt staged, and bland.

i guess i could see why people have connected with this, but this just felt... empty. this was my least favorite reichardt so far despite my expectations leading me to believe this would be her best. i just don't think her style is for me.

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