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On Mishima, and Feeling That One Exists

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a singular portrait of an artist's life lived so fiercely as to have left an indelible mark on an alienated world seeking affirmation for its own existence.

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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.

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Thank You MGM For Finally Releasing 'Rolling Thunder'

You should order a copy of Rolling Thunder for yourself. Mine is in the mail.

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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.

Kieran Curran
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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.

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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.

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Auto Focus (2002)

'Auto Focus' is, as its title suggests, about self-interest and -obsession.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Auto Focus (2002)

Paul Schrader's 'Auto Focus' is, as its title suggests, about self-interest and -obsession.

Cynthia Fuchs
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