‘First Reformed’: Paul Schrader on Faith, Hope and Returning to Form

It’s a sunny afternoon in Los Angeles, and Paul Schrader is asking for forgiveness as an American flag flaps outside his window. If he appears distant, the 71-year-old filmmaker explains, he had a detached retina operation three weeks ago and his left eye is half-filled with blood. The screenwriter-turned-director who helped engrave Martin Scorsese’s reputation with his scripts for Taxi

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