First Cow

First Cow (2019)

First Cow first published by Movies On Weekends “It’s the getting started that’s the puzzle,” says King-Lu (Orion Lee) in Kelly Reichardt‘s First Cow. “No way for a poor man to start. You need capital. Or you need some kind of miracle… Or a crime.” It is the early nineteenth century, not that far removed…

Confessions (2010)

Review first appeared in Sight & Sound, March 2011 Synopsis: After informing her seventh-grade class that she is quitting, softly spoken teacher Moriguchi Yuko offers one final lesson on the value of life. She tells of how her fiancé, the teaching theorist Dr Sakuramiya, recently died of AIDS-related complications – but not before their 5-year-old…