paul schrader

The Canyons, a sex-driven thriller written by Bret Easton Ellis, the writer who penned American Psycho, and directed by Paul Schrader, the writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, might just be worth watching.

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Having been available only on VHS and a bare-bones MGM “limited release” on-demand DVD since 2011, the Shout! Factory Blu-ray re-issue of Rolling Thunder is something to celebrate.

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Rather than portray Christ (Willem Dafoe) as a person with a benevolent perma-smile whose divine light shines 24/7 , Martin Scorsese (raised a Roman Catholic) and co-screenwriter Paul Schrader (raised as a Calvinist) dare to capture his humanity.

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Seeing Double is the Scene-Stealers series that celebrates the only thing better than watching one movie—watching two movies. Each week we look for a more perfect cinematic union as we view and discuss a pair of movies chosen either for things they have in common or things they don’t. The films may be old or [...]

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