Alex Ross Perry

Chums at Midnight: On Hopper/Welles

By Alex Ross Perry / September 22, 2020

Presented as a “new” documentary of which Orson Welles is the credited director, Hopper/Welles is at once less and more than whatever would accurately befit that pithy description.

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Paul Schrader: Deliberate Boredom in the Church of Cinema

By Alex Ross Perry / March 16, 2018

By Alex Ross Perry Paul Schrader’s First Reformed is his fourth film in five years, following the reinvention-spawning masterpiece The Canyons (2013), the failed, compromised 2014 Nicolas Cage thriller Dying of the Light (recently repurposed, remixed, and reclaimed as a new film entitled Dark), and the gonzo, goofy Nicolas Cage thriller Dog Eat Dog (2016).…

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