Do you get old? Or does the world around you after so many years change so dramatically that you seem so? Isn’t best to stick to the same old same old? Especially if it seems like your good thing? One thing is for sure though. The older that you get the more that you disappear into plain sight. Sort of like the mystical third eye or perhaps a proverbial third testicle. Hurray for Hollywood and the notion of the amazing ever-regnerative repeating plot line!
Paul Schrader always seems to make the exact same movie again and again and again. And, it’s always about himself. That rambling boiling little character that has made some analyst somewhere big money. Not to mention being enigmatically a favorite with the tribe? Ask Sidney Pollack who got him in with the Yakuza (script that is)! The latest hatchet job, First Reformed is a distracted autobiography about a priest. Of course the priest keeps a supposedly disposable journal, like too many other Schrader epics, and just like those epics they are never somehow thrown away. Very convenient if you want to write a new Hollywood screenplay like that other very popular one from forty years ago. Especially if behind every line lurks that memorable first one that was so purposefully ironic like, “I don’t believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention.” So what does he make a movie about? His old reliable dusty avatar which is once more all consumed by morbid self-attentions.
This time the sad little moral tale is richly interlaced with all sorts of goodies from the Globalist agenda of convincing everyone that the earth is dying, mankind is killing it, and of course the bad white industrialists are all to blame. Please make sure to leave out the fact that the film is financed by A24 which is the Liberal theme loving financial cum propaganda nest egg connected to a financial conglomerate that goes all the way up the ladder to the top of that old international mining scion, Max Guggenheim and family! One of the top ‘machers’ from the shtetl of the Jewish elite, Funny how Schrader who claims a Calvinist is the little darling of the Ashkenazi world of film production? Not exactly a novel way of attracting money for your art film production by consistently kissing the ring of those that want the world to swallow their stilted tired perpetual victimhood from Nazi narrative hook, line and sinker. But then, “That’s Hollywood folks!” The very same one that is safely in the control of pedophiles and perennial casting couch molesters of a kind that you have been reading about as of late. Guess what! To the big boys and girls, the whole operation has become dying proposition. One that was easy to cut bait on as the movie going public have finally signed off on after being perpetually grossed out or lectured to instead of being entertained. I’m sure the new thing that these moguls have signed onto will be much much worse!
How convenient to take yet another slug hard in the gut of White America these days! To once more safely defile places that are actual monuments to fundamental American history as well as religious tradition as being part of the unhinged would be masochistic broken toy psychos! Ones, by this same logic, that are out there to serve your spiritual needs, one and all! After all, 2018 seems to be the year of destruction and dismemberment of the White Male! And anything individually or institutionally that pertains to same. Aim your cinematic torpedoes at anything within narrative same by demonstrating that Caucasians no longer have any redeeming qualities of strength, self-discipline or sanity. How insightful to have the actor in the leading role giving standard Culturally Marxist curriculum based politically correct lessons on slavery to five year olds! Ones that demean previous Abolitionist pastors of this very same church that by this script dialogue used to lock escaped slave families under the floor in a deep, dark, dank chamber below. All so that the evil cruel slave bounty hunters who managed to get more than two hundred and fifty miles plus above the Mason Dixon line who were just outside wouldn’t catch them. Look how scary and terrifying that little room is children, “Woooooo!” Great screenwriting Paul!
So what does our alcoholic priestly hero contemplate as the climax of the plot after his sob sister weak white male who blows his head off because his counselor has taken away his suicide vest? How about taking the place of this tree hugger to blow up the bad industrialists at his own parish event within oldest longstanding church still in practice in the United States. Maybe there is a statue of Robert E. Lee covertly hidden int he basement? And just think of the great Yahoo morning news headline that would make! In the end, the dead man’s emotionally wounded bird from the start pregnant wife that the broken toy pastor subconsciously wants to fuck shows up at his planned big bang party and thwarts he goes into a spiritual hissy fit. So it’s what next gang? How about get out the barbed wire that earlier has led to the agony and death of a tiny little rabbit in the church’s burial yard. Death and transfiguration being the classical analogy of Jesus that pesky Wacky Wittle Wabbit! “GET IT!” I didn’t know it I was supposed to laugh or cry at all this all too obvious recycled meta feta postmodern schlock? That shotgun blasted to the head makeup business looked dumb from the start, And the barbed wire undershirt threatened giggles of more dismay not the expected shocked empathy.
So once again another Hebrew happy Hollywood regular gets to take a crap on White America. And then go whistling down the path for a pat on the head and a paycheck as a great artist! All Scott free because he will claim that after all, “This has great metaphysical and symbolic meaning as high art!” And just think about all those, “Wonderful people in the dark!” Those who a few decades back only had to worry about paying there mortgages and watering their front lawns. Now they have to worry about their Hitler Youth PC grandchildren that are on the lookout for any suspected ‘Racist’ or anti-Semitic behavior! How very far we’ve all been brought down the road of evolution to Dialectic Materialism! I have to wonder how easy it is to get funding for such projects if you have so many friends in the higher ups? From people that brought you the evil Nazi mythos both before and after the last good war. Something like Dracula, supposedly hunted for centuries remains alive to trash the tenets of Western Civilization and continues to suck its blood with such inexhaustible vigor? Hooray for Hollywood!