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Yes, the movie takes the downward slide demanded of its predecessors in its last act, but Cooper—surprisingly—sticks the landing, and Gaga—expectedly—nails the final music. Paul Schrader’s big comeback is a soothing acid wash of a movie, a penitent piece of horror that wonders whether or not humanity deserves to outlive after what it’s accomplished to the Earth. It’s a tricky question for Reverend Toller (performed by Ethan Hawke, giving the performance of the year and of his career), a person who has long taken consolation in his unshakable faith. But the question poses a good harder quandary for the viewer, who watches as Schrader dramatizes the nightmare of a person’s resolute beliefs crumbling into chaos.
There’s perhaps no better paean to our wounded planet—even when Schrader allows one bleak note of redemption at the finish. Hirokazu Kore-eda has loads of affecting, subtly informed Japanese domestic … Read MoreRead More