Tag: Diary of a Country Priest

Leaning on the Everlasting Arms: On Transcendental Style and Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’

“The power of ‘First Reformed’ is rooted in Schrader’s ability to take a number of clear forbearers — Bresson, Dreyer, Pialat — and twist them into a style that feels wholly unique and rooted in a personal set of values and obsessions.”