First Reformed

First Reformed ★★★★

one of the better anti-capitalist films i've seen because i at least somewhat believe schrader is in a position to make it truthfully and is earnest in whatever convictions he has. this has two "ideas" that i love: leftist filmmaking, and the difficulties of faith, and i think that they are great on their own when utilized here but there are problems when there's overlap here and there. still a powerfully written film, even if i don't buy the ending (why bresson could pull this sorta thing off so well, i have no idea).

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