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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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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There Will Be Movies – Episode 94: Broadcast News

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.

‘OMG shut up about Aaron Sorkin, Matt!’ – you, listening to this, probably.

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The Superhero Pantheon – Season Finale: ‘Cancer Stinks!’

It’s a very emotional season finale as Jerome and Brian first discuss the passing of Kevin Conroy and then review Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Jerome and Brian will be continuing to podcast (including a series of Christmas specials) but this episode is the period at the end of a long sentence. 

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There Will Be Movies – Episode 93: RoboCop

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.

Another year, another satirical masterpiece from Paul Verhoeven that some very dumb people insist isn’t political. This time it’s RoboCop, so plenty of discussion of the hyper-violence, police commentary and of course Judge Dredd.

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