paul schrader

Uncovering Curiosities: Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE

Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude is a certified cult classic. It’s a film which has stood the test of time and gained a following since its unsuccessful release in 1971. Ashby’s film is a glorious black comedy that plays by its own [...]

November 23, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DOG EAT DOG

Director Paul Schrader’s 2016 film, Dog Eat Dog is a sort of ‘90s throwback, a post-Tarantino crime drama top-lined by Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. It’s not exactly Reservoir Dogs, but these guys have serious talent and that shines through [...]

June 18, 2021

Bruce Springsteen’s Cinema

The mighty Bruce Springsteen is an American legend. He’s sort of like the musical equivalent of John Wayne or Clint Eastwood, a strong presence who delivers a quintessential view of the United States. Springsteen has always been a huge [...]

February 8, 2021

Zack Snyder’s JUSTICE LEAGUE Gets Justice For Filmmakers

The history of Hollywood is littered with people who have been chewed up and spit out by the dream factory. Films have been written, shot and edited, only to have the wonderful minds behind them cut out of the final stages. Heck, directors have even [...]

February 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: BRINGING OUT THE DEAD

Martin Scorsese – 1999 Martin Scorsese‘s Bringing Out The Dead is a bleak and grimy drama which can be difficult to watch at times. The cast do some great work with Nicolas Cage delivering under-the-radar performance and a stand-out [...]

November 23, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s DYING OF THE LIGHT

Paul Schrader’s best screenplays have always been about internal struggles and he returns to this theme again with Dying Of The Light. The 2014 film features Nicolas Cage’s best performance this decade, as Evan Lake, a terminally ill CIA agent [...]

September 30, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Paul Schrader’s THE WALKER

Paul Schrader’s 2007 film, The Walker clearly shows the writer/director exorcising the demons of Exorcist: Dominion, by revisiting similar territory to his earlier film American Gigolo. Schrader delivers a thriller that delves into the darker side [...]

September 27, 2020

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