#167 Paul Schrader Ranked List
Never been a fan. Trying to describe his stamp I come up with his frequent attempts to remake Taxi Driver in a different context. (Hardcore, Light Sleeper and First Reformed are Ozu like in their similarity to Taxi Driver.)
As for First Reformed
, I remember various critics citing Bresson's Diary of a Country Priest
and Bergman's Winter Light
as influences, and sure, they are kinda obvious, but it wasn't until a recent rewatch of the Bergman film that I noticed *how* close First Reformed
follows it, beyond mere influence, like the Bresson. I don't remember Taxi Driver
well enough to draw parallels.