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“First Cow,” Reviewed: Kelly Reichardt’s Fatalistic Portrait of Early American Entrepreneurs

“First Cow,” Reviewed: Kelly Reichardt’s Fatalistic Portrait of Early American Entrepreneurs

Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow” is a movie divided against itself. There are plenty of movies about business, but few that consider it primally, with a view of the lemonade stand, actual or idealized, with which commerce begins. Kelly Reichardt’s new film, “First Cow,” does exactly that, and turns the exertions of its firsthand, bootstrap entrepreneurs into exciting and suspenseful drama. Paradoxically, the film undercuts its suspense from the start, because Reichardt has a clear idea of where business leads: she begins the movie with an Ozymandias scene (as in Shelley’s poem , illustrating the vanity of ambition) set in […]

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