Tag Archives: Paul Schrader

First Reformed

As a New York priest (Ethan Hawke) begins to gather his thoughts in a diary, he’s trying to help a man who’s deeply worried about climate change… Paul Schrader’s most lauded movie in years shares many similarities with Winter Light (1963), but fans of the director will recognize his themes and style. The pastor has … Continue reading First Reformed

The Walker

EVERYONE LOVES A GOOD SCANDAL. Carter Page III (Woody Harrelson) enjoys a comfortable life as an escort to women who are part of the Washington elite, but a murder is about to change that. What point is there for director Paul Schrader to make another movie in the vein of American Gigolo (1980)? A few … Continue reading The Walker

Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist

After the modest take of Exorcist: The Beginning (2004), Paul Schrader decided to release his originally rejected version of the same story, one that features the same sets and Stellan Skarsgård as Father Merrin, but has a different victim of demonic possession. Some critics hailed the film as superior to Renny Harlin’s, but it isn’t really. Both … Continue reading Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist