Tag Archives: Paul Schrader

Saturday Matinee: Taxi Driver

By Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com Are you talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here. –Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” It is the last line, “Well, I’m the only one here,” that never gets quoted. It is the truest … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: First Reformed

Synopsis by A24 Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bringing Out the Dead

“Bringing Out the Dead” (1999) is the fourth collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader (and their most underrated). Based on a novel by Joe Connelly, the plot follows New York paramedic Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage), who’s on … Continue reading

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