#FirstReformed is a riveting and completely enthralling drama from one of America’s finest screenwriters and filmmakers; Paul Schrader (“Taxi Driver”, “American Gigolo”). In this film, a priest in upstate New York struggles with despair brought on by troubled thoughts and a tormented past.
Slow-burning in its first half and undeniably uncomfortable and unexpected in the last, this film will is filled with mixed emotions brought on by its sensitive subject matter, and a killer screenplay by Schrader. Ethan Hawke (“Training Day”) gives a performance that is haunting and beyond incredible; the years best so far. Paul Schrader delivers his fiercest and most daring film in years. A definite awards worthy contender.
Go see it.
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