“Somebody has to do Something!”: Mainline Protestant Moral Ambiguity in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed (2017)

By Richmond B. Adams. Schrader presents an alarming cultural fragmentation in which American enemies are no longer German Nazis, Soviet bureaucrats, foreign terrorists…. Americans have come to view perhaps even their next door neighbors as adversaries to the death….” Upon the release of Paul’s Schrader’s First Reformed during the early […]

Siberia and the Ascension of Abel Ferrara

Ferrara is determinedly consistent in his devotion to his core visions, and as hungry as ever to discover new ways to express them.” By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. At some point over the last decade, my initially half-jokingly insistence that Abel Ferrara had become the thinking person’s Lars Von Trier became less […]