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Paul Schrader

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Thursday, August 21 2008

Yukio Mishima, of Love and Death

Death and sex were verboten, and Mishima took it upon himself to be a virtuosic provocateur; part passionate expressive modernist, part fervent traditionalist.


Reviews

Monday, January 20 2014

'Cat People' Warns that if You Lose Control It Can Ruin You

Cat People plays somewhere between exploitation and a fever dream, with the additional gore and extra-additional sexuality that couldn't be depicted 40 years earlier.


Tuesday, December 10 2013

'The Canyons' and the End of Film

The first movie for the "post-theatrical era", The Canyons vividly illustrates a despairing, nymphomaniac generation run amok.


Friday, August 9 2013

Lindsay Lohan's Recovery in 'The Canyons'

Paul Schrader’s and Brett Easton Ellis' wickedly unnerving satire offers the usual Southern California power games, and also shows how soul-sapping this constant contesting can be.


Monday, October 13 2008

Paul Schrader by George Kouvaros

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.


Sunday, December 9 2007

The Walker

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.


Auto Focus (2002) [17.Mar.03]
Auto Focus (2002) [23.Oct.02]
Affliction (1999) [31.Dec.94]
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