Posts Tagged ‘Paul Schrader’

First Reformed – The DVDfever Cinema Review – Ethan Hawke

First Reformed is the name of the church run by Rev. Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke), who begins to keep a diary for one year, with the intent that, after this time, he’ll destroy it. Quite why he starts is never explained, but then as well as it being a starting point for the story, it […]

First Reformed – Trailer 1 – Ethan Hawke

First Reformed centres around Toller, a former military chaplain (Ethan Hawke), who is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary (Amanda Seyfried) is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion. This looks an intriguing drama from writer/director Paul Schrader, but it all […]

Dog Eat Dog – The DVDfever Cinema Review

Dog Eat Dog centres on three ex-cons, who’ve spent a great deal of their life in prison, resulting in them each having two strikes, meaning a third arrest will send them down for life with no parole. Hence, it’s time for a job which will be ‘one last hurrah’. They’re hired by a Cleveland mafioso […]

Dying of the Light – The DVDfever cinema review

Dying of the Light begins with CIA agent Evan Lake (Nicolas Cage) being beaten up and tortured by a terrorist called Muhammad Banir (Alexander Karim) while he’d rather the shoe was on the other foot… or, at least, thrown at Banir, since he wouldn’t like that. Fast forward 22 years, to the present day, and […]

Rolling Thunder on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Rolling Thunder stars William Devane as Major Charles Rane, who comes home from Vietnam after spending seven years in a prisoner of war camp and greets his young son who barely remembers him from before he left. After his son goes to bed, his wife reveals she’s been with another man, because she didn’t know […]

Taxi Driver: 35th Anniversary Re-release – The DVDfever Cinema Review

Taxi Driver: I am preparing to commit sacrilege, but I don’t think it passes the test of time. There you are, I’ve said it. My film reviewers’ credibility (if I had any) has just gone hurtling out of the metaphorical window. But before you judge me, let me put my case. You see, I had […]

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