Thursday, February 10 2011
You should order a copy of Rolling Thunder for yourself. Mine is in the mail.
Monday, October 13 2008
Taxi Driver is pioneering especially in relation to its unflinchingly contradictory anti-hero Travis Bickle, the character Schrader conceived who can perform noble deeds as well as insane violence.
Thursday, August 21 2008
Death and sex were verboten, and Mishima took it upon himself to be a virtuosic provocateur; part passionate expressive modernist, part fervent traditionalist.
Monday, December 10 2007
Like the heroes of several of Paul Schrader's other films -- American Gigolo, Light Sleeper, and, to an extent, Auto Focus -- Carter moves among women as if visiting an alien planet.
Tuesday, March 18 2003
'Auto Focus' is, as its title suggests, about self-interest and -obsession.
Thursday, October 24 2002
Paul Schrader's 'Auto Focus' is, as its title suggests, about self-interest and -obsession.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Snow. Wind. Emptiness. The first images in Affliction are white and desolate. They show late October in small town New Hampshire, and Halloween is descending on frigid, early evening streets.