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    Review: First Reformed

    First Reformed Paul Schrader

    I’ve been watching a lot of movies for a long time, and yet I’d be the first to admit I have a lot to learn about the movies. I went through a Scorsese phase a while back and finally saw some of his iconic early work, from Taxi Driver to Raging Bull to The Last Temptation of Christ. I didn’t know until just recently that they were all written by the same man, Paul Schader. A screenwriter and director since the 1970s, Schrader’s name is also behind the likes of American Gigolo, Affliction and many, many more, several of which he also directed. His latest is First Reformed, starring Ethan…