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Jun 18, 18   Jules   0 Comment 'First Reformed'

The title of First Reformed, Paul Schrader’s best film in a very long time, refers to an old abolitionist church in upstate New York, a metaphor for Christianity’s neglected values. The First Reformed has no congregation to speak of, only visitors and tourists, and its care has fallen into the hands of a lost soul, […]

Jun 18, 18   Jules   0 Comment 'First Reformed', Press / Article

Actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke boasts a long and storied career in television, film and theater. This year, Hawke has once again stepped onto the big screen for not just one, but three movies: a romantic comedy called “Juliet, Naked”; a music biography called “Blaze”; and the drama, “First Reformed.” “First Reformed,” directed by Paul […]

Jun 18, 18   Jules   0 Comment 'First Reformed'

In a summer movie season dominated by superhero and sci-fi extravaganzas, First Reformed is that rare release — an austere and complex tale about a pious man’s mounting crisis of faith. It’s also, more crucially still, on the shortlist of the year’s best films, a challenging masterwork about anguish and salvation from one of the […]