Paul Schrader

Oscar Isaac in The Card Counter

‘The Card Counter’ Searches for Value in Human Interaction

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Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, and Tye Sheridan make for an oddly compelling “family.”

Richard Pryor in Blue Collar

25 Things We Learned from Paul Schrader’s ‘Blue Collar’ Commentary

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“I really didn’t figure out how to direct until my third film.”

Bringing Out the Dead

Finding the Living in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Bringing Out the Dead’

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A personal story about trauma, healing, and staying up all night to find humanity with Martin Scorsese and Nicolas Cage in ‘Bringing Out The Dead.’

Steven Spielberg business Netflix

Steven Spielberg Has A Long History of Opposing Streaming

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Recent reports say the director intends to propose a ban on Netflix and other streaming platforms from Oscars contention, but at what cost?

Rewind Reckoning

How Movies Handled The Social Reckoning of 2018

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This year’s films tackled reactions to injustice and moral failing.

First Reformed Hawke Seyfried

The Visual Austerity of ‘First Reformed’

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Just like the transcendental movies Paul Schrader first wrote about 46 years ago, ‘First Reformed’ is shot in a restrained manner designed to open up space for the spiritual.

First Reformed Thinking

‘First Reformed’ and the Two Types of Thinking Films

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It’s a matter of questions and answers.

First Reformed Face

Paul Schrader Details the Journey of God’s Lonely Man from ‘Taxi Driver’ to ‘First Reformed’

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We chat with the filmmaker about his obsession with despair and the inspiration that drives him behind the camera.

Adaptation

The Art of the Unconventional Adaptation

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Films like ‘Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters’ and ‘Adaptation’ prove that sometimes an unconventional journey from page to screen is the most interesting one.