Thanks for those observations re First Reformed. I had the opportunity to moderate a Q&A with Schrader at DePaul in 2017 and we discussed the movie a bit, given our respective religious backgrounds, an interesting talk. I’m going to do a blog post soon: “First Reformed is Taxi Driver in a Church.” So many parallels between the two. And I don’t mean that in a negative way at all. Rather, it’s impressive how Schrader took an almost identical character transformation arc and explored it in an entirely different context to brilliant effect.

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