Philosophical Musings: The Card Counter (2021)

Paul Schrader never moved beyond his midwestern Calvinism. It’s a gritty, salt-of-the-earth style of religious belief. Humanity is fallen; nothing we do can save our souls from our filthy sin. Schrader’s young upbringing has come to embody a mythical origin story that affects how viewers interpret his films (including in this article). Schrader was raised […]