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paul schrader

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

To call Dog Eat Dog uneven is to do a great disservice to all gently sloping tables. Paul Schrader’s amped up overdose on style and depravity doesn’t really have a steady level to stray from in the first place. It’s a series of inexplicable…

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

Although it must be wonderful to forever be known as "the guy who wrote Taxi Driver" it must also cause Paul Schrader some frustration. Not only does each one of his subsequent films end up standing in the shadow of that cinematic behemoth,…

The Canyons (2013)

The Canyons is ostensibly about the attempts of a pampered and sociopathic movie producer (James Deen) to finance a no-budget slasher; but, scripted by Bret Easton Ellis, budgeted by a Kickstarter campaign, and the subject of an infamous…

The Canyons (2013)

Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis’ collaboration has got everybody talking at Venice, but not necessarily for the right reasons. Christian (James Deen) is a trust fund LA kid who's dabbled in being a film ‘director’ but his main passion…

Rolling Thunder (1977)

In 1976 Paul Schrader authored Taxi Driver, cinema's great coming home story about 'Nam veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), who returns from duty to an atrophying city submersed in sewage, where life-size rats in pimp masks are selling…

The Exorcist Franchise

It started with a book. A book by William Peter Blatty that is just now due to be released once more with a bit of content you've never read, much like the original movie being released in "The Version You've Never Seen". Blatty explains…