First Cow

First Cow

No constructed history, only a rotting one, stumbled upon accidentally, provoked by the idea of the Kuleshov effect playing across time. Reichardt's commitment to genre has always been admirable, here she turns in a film more than a little similar to late-career Oliveira in its commitment to dissecting the axial plane as the camera crosses its line. Freedom: away from primitivism, away from progress.