Patty Hearst

May 27, 2011

Coming off the commercial and critical failure that was Light of Day (1987), Paul Schrader went on to direct Patty Hearst (1988), a low budget docudrama about the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in 1974. Based on... 

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters: Criterion Collection

July 14, 2008

Initially, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) seems like the odd man out in writer/director Paul Schrader’s filmography. It takes a complex look at the life of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima who ended his own life by committing the ritual act of... 

The Walker

May 21, 2008

After dabbling briefly with a major studio with Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005), writer/director Paul Schrader returns to the relatively safe confines of the independent film scene with The Walker (2007). This new film continues his fascination...