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Venice film festival to honour Paul Schrader

Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader will receive the Golden Lion achievement of the 79th Venice International Film FestivalUS director and screenwriter Paul Schrader will receive the lifetime achievement Golden LIon at the 79th Venice International Film FestivalSchrader wrote and co-wrote four of Martin Scorsese’s screenplays: Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Last Temptation of Christ, and […]

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Venice to Honor Paul Schrader With Golden Lion for Career Achievement

The Venice Film Festival will honor U.S. director and screenwriter Paul Schrader, a key figure of New Hollywood cinema, with its 2022 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.Schrader wrote Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” and “The Last Temptation of Christ” and co-wrote “Raging Bull.” He has directed dozens of films, including “American Gigolo,” “Mishima: A Life in […]

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‘The Black Phone’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke Is a Terrifying Child Killer in Blumhouse Horror Movie

Ethan Hawke is typically known for playing genial, affable guys, from his Jesse in the “Before” movies to his scrappy dad in “Boyhood.” If 2018’s “First Reformed” showed signs of Hawke tipping into sinister territory as a priest with a death wish and a serious spiritual crisis, then he’s going all in for director Scott […]

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Oscar Isaac Was ‘Desperate’ for Character Study After ‘Green Screen Space Land’ of ‘Star Wars’

Oscar Isaac has touched down at the Venice Film Festival where he’s world premiering three new projects: Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” and selected episodes from his HBO limited series “Scenes from a Marriage.” It was during the press conference for “The Card Counter” (via Deadline) where Isaac admitted he desperately needed […]

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‘The Card Counter’ Trailer: Oscar Isaac Seeks Vengeance in Paul Schrader’s New Thriller

Paul Schrader is back with a vengeance in the official trailer for “The Card Counter,” his feature directorial follow-up to “First Reformed.” Schrader’s latest finds Oscar Isaac sinking his teeth into the kind of tormented male protagonist role that Schrader has perfected in the likes of “Raging Bull,” “Taxi Driver,” and more. Anticipation for “The […]

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Trailer Watch: Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter

The first trailer for The Card Counter, Paul Schrader’s keenly anticipated follow-up to First Reformed, has arrived. The premise is straightforward: sentenced to ten years in prison, fall guy Oscar Isaac learns how to count cards. The tone here is intriguingly all over the place, including Isaac’ flirtatious casino floor meeting with dealer Tiffany Haddish, […]

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Martin Scorsese, Paul Schrader Reunite for ‘Three-Year Series’ About ‘Origins of Christianity’

Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader are responsible for some of the most iconic and controversial films of all time, from “Taxi Driver” to “Raging Bull” and “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and now the pair are working together once again for a streaming series about the origins of Christianity. Schrader let the existence of the […]

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Amanda Seyfried Turned Down ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Because She Thought It Would Bomb

Amanda Seyfried never really went away, exactly, but she’s been having herself a nice little “comeback” recently. She’s turned in great work in films like First Reformed, Twin Peaks, and this year’s Mank. And at one point, she was almost part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, too. Seyfried has previously commented on turning […]The post […]

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Martin Scorsese Helped Paul Schrader Finish ‘The Card Counter’ During Quarantine

Easily one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and probably the most anticipated indie finished during the quarantine, is Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter.” Shooting on the film, starring Oscar Isaac as a gambler and former soldier who sets out to help a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their […]

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Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’ With Oscar Isaac Dealt to Focus Features

Focus Features has acquired out of the Cannes Virtual Market the U.S. rights to “The Card Counter,” the latest film from director Paul Schrader that stars Oscar Isaac, the studio announced Monday.“The Card Counter” is Schrader’s follow-up to his Oscar-nominated “First Reformed,” and the film co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe in what’s […]

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