First Cow

First Cow ★★★★

I'm so glad I could rent this on Amazon, but I hated not seeing it at the cinema. This was made worse by the aspect ratio. Still, I was so in the mood for this kind of Western. Though it was Autumnal, the pacing fit well with our warm summer day and lack of energy.

We had to laugh though because we've been watching a lot of reality survival shows (Alone, Naked and Afraid) so their meeting felt very familiar. The friendship building and actual American diversity in this were its quiet strengths with strong performances from the leads.

I am embarrassed I haven't seen more of Kelly R's films because I find them contemplative and moving. I really admire her love of Oregon and willingness to consistently film there.

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