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  • First Cow

    First Cow

    ★★★½

    When compared to the other films of Kelly Reichardt’s filmography, I would describe First Cow as a mix between the period setting of Meek’s Cutoff and the melancholy animal love in Wendy and Lucy. Even though the basic plot of First Cow is a relatively simple one, the film really takes its time at establishing the characters and setting, with it almost being an hour into the film before Cookie and King-Lu come up with their plan of milking the…

  • Volition

    Volition

    ★★★½

    Volition starts off seeming like it’s a basic crime thriller, with a slight science fiction element. However, Volition really ramps up the science fiction in the second half of the film, as we learn about the true nature of James’ clairvoyant abilities and how his visions come to light. At the very least, the writing of the Smith Brothers should be praised for not making the events of the film too confusing to fully comprehend.

    While I will say that…

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