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(636) 7.2 122 min 2019

First Cow is a movie starring John Magaro, Orion Lee, and Rene Auberjonois. A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking...

Starring
Toby Jones, John Magaro, Orion Lee, Rene Auberjonois
Genres
Drama
Director
Kelly Reichardt

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Audio English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles 日本語  Čeština  Português  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Drama
Director Kelly Reichardt
Writer Jonathan Raymond, Jonathan Raymond, Kelly Reichardt
Stars Toby Jones, John Magaro, Orion Lee, Rene Auberjonois
Country USA
Runtime 2H 2M
Description Out foraging dinner for a rowdy band of fur trappers, a shy cook encounters Chinese immigrant King-Lu, a kindred spirit with an enigmatic past and entrepreneurial spirit. Eager to manifest success, the two cook up plans to secure their fortunes in a territory without definitive boundaries and rules.

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Friday, 31 Jul 2020 06:31

I am a fairly liberal Catholic but was surprised by the inclusion of a comment I read on the one of the previous reviews, made by the faithful so called priest. This comment led me to believe that the Pope, in the absence of the Vatican's doctrinal guidance, is free to decree what he likes as long as the secular authorities are lax. Thus, I suppose, to say that this film was important to you. However, when the Pope makes an important statement on a controversial issue, and the secular authorities do nothing about it, it does not mean that he has no control over the Church's role in the world. On the contrary, in the following paragraphs I shall refer to an episode of Pope John XXIII's recent visit to the US, where he made a statement on homosexuality that was widely reported. He argued that the Church should not respond directly to people's moral crisis by pointing out that homosexuals are not to be worshiped or praised. Rather, it should remind people that God is their creator. However, the facts of the matter are that the Catholic Church in America is not the one institution with the power to do this. Catholics in America do not vote for their bishops to visit the US to try to resolve this problem, they vote for their bishops to condemn the Pope's position on homosexuality. How the secular authorities can overlook the consequences of their inaction when it comes to the public or private life of the faithful is quite simply to defy common sense. People who watch this film will understand why I say that this was a true representation of Catholicism in America. Catholics have a lot to be grateful for.
Friday, 01 May 2020 05:29

A few years ago, I saw this film in its initial theatrical release. I have never forgotten the film's profound impact. That was 10 years ago. I have recently re-watched the film and was again struck by its power. I went to the theater and rented the DVD and the film is still resonating. The images in the film are so evocative of human suffering and human nature. For example, I found that the decision to remove the organs from the head of the pig came very close to representing the whole atrocity of the Nazis' genocidal policies. At times, I was surprised by the ferocity of the Nazi's actions. I feel that this film has very well represented the entire Holocaust. The story is not always linear. Some of the film is a flashback of the events in the past. The current subject is the current war in the Middle East. Although I don't know all the details of the current events in the Middle East, I feel that the film is a must-see for anyone who has ever wondered about what happened in Europe, Africa, and Asia during World War II. It is an excellent film. Many people have commented on the dark undertones of the film. I have never understood the urge to point fingers at one person or group for the horrors of the Holocaust. Some of the perpetrators of the Holocaust were not exactly angels. However, the historical record does not permit anyone to view this film without some knowledge. I think the film does a good job of showing the dark undertones of the Holocaust. The film is very moving.


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