WHAT’S DOIN’, BASTARDS?
We are getting our first look at Paul Schrader’s THE CANYONS for those waiting on the man’s return. Schrader has written, co-written, or directed some of my favorite films: TAXI DRIVER, THE YAKUZA, BLUE COLLAR, HARDCORE, and ROLLING THUNDER to name a few. I will always, always give Schrader the benefit of an open mind. The New York Times spent a few days onset and they filed a report (which you can read here), it doesn’t cast anybody in a good light but how many people would buy a story that was about a great production that hit zero turbulence? Granted, Lohan doesn’t look good and her acting is wooden, but I don’t know how you fit a Paul Schrader film into a two minute clip and expect to have any sense of direction or subtext. That being said, enjoy this two minute clip without any direction or subtext.
THE SKINNY ON THE FLICK:
THE CANYONS is a contemporary L.A. noir from director Paul Schrader, writer Bret Easton Ellis, and producer Braxton Pope about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20?s and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence.
LOCKED AND LOADED,
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