Ranking the Paul Schrader Films

Article Updated: 12/1/2022

There is something terribly wrong with the world, and it is destroying us from the inside out.

Paul Schrader is one of the most interesting and talented auteurs since the 70s. Despite having a clear style, a prolific filmography, and a long record of great works over six decades, he somehow has missed out on the accolades and the financial success that many of his peers have experienced. First Reformed and a morbidly hilarious Facebook account have given him increased success and notoriety in the last chapter of his career. He’s also pretty close to being truly uncancelable so it should be smooth sailings from here on out for him to be remembered as one of the greats.

 

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 96: Die Hard

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, and for what could be the last time they’ll be focusing on 1980 – 1989.

The Christmas Season can officially kick off because it’s Die Hard time, and you’ve never heard Matt so excited. Lets talk set design, 80s henchmen, Alan Rickman’s devastating good looks and obviously Circle Theory.

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Pantheon Plus – Christmas Edition: Classic Sitcoms

Jerome and Brian are taking a few weeks to discuss the wonders of Christmas through the eyes of some of your favorite TV shows.

This week, they discuss some classic sitcom episodes: Taxi‘s ‘A Full House for Christmas’, Cheers’ ‘Christmas Cheers’, and Full House‘s ‘Our Very First Christmas Show’.

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The NBA Book Canon

Okay, I am cheating here. This is a film and television website/blog. BUT HEAR ME OUT. NBA books are the essentially this long informal serialized series that reminds me of A Song of Ice & Fire (only if they were written better than what Martin puts out). The Palace Intrigue dynamic is just electric. The catty drama is insane. So, in honor of the  HBO ’80s Lakers Series that is inspired by Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s, I figured I would begin this project.

(Now, amusingly enough, said book on the Lakers is not now, nor scheduled to be included. It is frankly quite mid. As you will see, a single volume on a franchise meant to cover many years is often an inadequate combination.)

***LIKE ALL LISTS ON THIS WEBSITE: THIS LIST IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED AS I READ MORE NBA HISTORY***

 

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Marvel Mondays: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

Plot summary: Determined to cheer Peter up for Christmas, Mantis and Drax endeavour to bring him his hero: Kevin Bacon.

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 95: Akira

Ben Phillips & Matt Waters present 25 of their favourite movies from a given decade, and for what could be the last time they’ll be focusing on 1980 – 1989.

Isn’t it weird how we made it 95 episodes of a movie podcast without any animation? Well, there’s a good reason for that which Ben will explain…

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Ranking the Hollywood Oral History Books

THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING PROJECT THAT WILL BE SPORADICALLY UPDATED AS NEEDED

Hollywood oral history books are getting cranked out fairly quickly right now relatively speaking. I like reading them because they are mostly easy to read and fascinating regardless of how good they are.

Future Updates: Twin Peaks, Top of the Rock

13. Game of Thrones: Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon

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