First Cow

First Cow

reichardt has been making incredible movies throughout her career, and seeing pieces of them continually culminate into one another are rewarding. her work with dp blauvelt (who has been present throughout the past decade) has really formed its own identity here, more surreal and expansive than usual. while it’s not her best work to date, i find it remarkable how reichardt uses nearly still images to convey both distress and peace. there’s a comparison of two different ships crossing a river in the beginning of the film, but on a wider scale there’s the central male relationship. it’s lovely and sweet, and a clear signifier for an alternative lifestyle to america’s ugly foundations in which the characters are stuck inside of. i could praise it all day but i can’t stress enough how cute the cow is!

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