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Review: THE CARD COUNTER, Paul Schrader Delivers Another Searing Indictment of American Politics and Ideology

With an eye-catching title like The Card Counter, it’s more than reasonable for viewers to assume and/or expect that writer-director Paul Schrader’s (Reformed, American Gigolo, Blue Collar) latest film, an expansive, provocative existential drama, will focus primarily, if not exclusively,...

Blu-ray Review: THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS, the Sickness of Bad Love

There are plenty of disturbing films in the world. One of them is a 1990 release, directed by Paul Schrader (First Reformed, Cat People, American Gigolo, and writer closely tied to Martin Scosese with Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last...

Coming Soon on Criterion: THE COMFORT OF STRANGERS From Paul Schrader, TONI From Jean Renoir

Also: 'Town Bloody Hall,' 'The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum' and 'The Complete Films of Agnes Varda' will all see release in August 2020.

Interview: Paul Schrader Talks DOG EAT DOG

Paul Schrader's ultra-violent new film, Dog Eat Dog, starring a badder lieutenant, Nicolas Cage, and hyper-batshit Willem Dafoe, isn't just another crime film; it's every crime film. With Dog Eat Dog, adapted from guru of grit crime fiction novelist Eddie...

Review: DOG EAT DOG Doesn't Give A Shit What You (Or I) Think

The press notes for Paul Schrader's grotesque, and let's face it, kind of loopy, story of disorganized crime offer a mission statement for its own unusual blend of zero budget and A-list talent: "The freedom not to be boring." This...

Hey New York! Paul Schrader Retrospective at the Metrograph Starts This Week

If you are a Paul Schrader fan and happen to be in the New York area this coming weekend then the stars have aligned specifically for you.    There is a retrospective program playing at The Metrograph this coming weekend,...

DOG EAT DOG: RLJ Entertainment Grabs North American Rights For Paul Schrader's Kindnapping Flick

Ahead of it's North American premiere here in Toronto next month RLJ Entertainment has acquired the North American rights for Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. As you will read in the press announcement excerpt...

Tribeca 2016: TAXI DRIVER At 40 - The Final Noir

Don't look now, but 2016 marks 40 years since the release of Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver ... and the end of film noir as audiences had come to know it. "There's No Escape" If you know Taxi Driver, you probably...

RAMAN RAGHAV 2.0, NERUDA, RISK Selected For Directors' Fortnight

Gangs of Wasseypur director Anurag Kashyap will return to the Croisette in a few weeks with his new film Raman Raghav 2.0, the tale of a serial killer in Mumbai in the 1960s, which will play at the Cannes Director's...

New To Netflix: Sweet, Sweet Trash!

This weeks entry of New To Netflix is not here to nourish your brain, fulfil your soul or stir deep undiscovered emotions. Here we encourage you to grab nachos, popcorn topped with flavoured oil product, and perhaps some cheap...

New To Netflix: Ken Burns, Nuclear Power, Gina Carano and ROLLING THUNDER

This week's entry of New To Netflix has documentaries and a healthy does of violence, both of which come together for the Oscar nominated feature, The Act of Killing. In many markets there is a compelling re-evaluation of nuclear power...

Review: THE CANYONS Embarrasses Everyone Involved, Except Lindsay Lohan

So... did you hear about the time that author Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero, American Psycho) and director Paul Schrader (Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Cat People, screenwriter of Taxi Driver) decided to collaborate on a crowdfunded movie...

Trailer For Paul Schrader's THE CANYONS Looks Surprisingly Good

After a series of jokey retro teasers, disgruntled reports about its rejection from Sundance and SXSW, and plenty of gossip questioning its (thus far unseen) artistic merits, Paul Schrader's The Canyons is ready to see the light of day. To...

Paul Schrader Joins The Venice Film Festival

American auteur Paul Schrader will be back at the Venice Film Festival (28 August - September 7) as Head of Jury of the sidebar section Orizzonti. The movie brat guru, director of critical hits such as American Gigolo and loyal...

Will THE CANYONS Sell Internationally?

It may or may not be a complete disaster as a movie, but low-budget indie The Canyons has definitely gotten more than its fair share of publicity. For that, credit can be given to the cast, led by porn star...

Paul Schrader's THE CANYONS Bravely Acquired By IFC Films

Lindsay Lohan! A male porn star! The guy who wrote American Psycho! The guy who wrote Taxi Driver! Bad behavior on the set! Truly terrible teasers! Rejection by Sundance and SXSW! Just how bad is Paul Schrader's The Canyons? Maybe...

Retro Teaser For Paul Schrader's THE CANYONS

Indie maverick genius or a self indulgent wank? It's hard to imagine critical responses to Paul Schrader's upcoming The Canyons varying too greatly from either of those two poles. Written by Bret Easton Ellis, crowd funded on Kickstarter and boasting...