In ‘The Card Counter,’ Oscar Isaac Plays A War Vet In A Self-Made Purgatory Seeking Redemption

“Is there a limit to how much it takes to reach expiation?” asks the protagonist of Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter.” It might be a better question for Schrader himself, who has spent the past five decades chronicling sinners struggling to find their own paths to atonement in the silence of an absent God. His … Read more

‘Card Counter’ with Oscar Isaac for rent Rita Moreno documentary on Netflix

Here’s a look at what’s new or notable in home video. Movies and TV series are available on streaming sites such as iTunes, Amazon and Vudu unless otherwise noted. “The Card Counter”: “Change up your routine, live a little,” sounds like decent advice, but for the solitary men in Paul Schrader’s movies, it’s a bad … Read more

Oscar Isaac on ‘The Card Counter,’ Befriending Timothée Chalamet and Not Confining Latino Actors to ‘Very Specific Stories’

Oscar Isaac is one of the hottest actors working in Hollywood, showcased by his distinct and invigorating performances in films such as “The Card Counter” from Paul Schrader, “Dune” from Denis Villeneuve and “Scenes from a Marriage,” the limited series that just completed its run on HBO. Knowing firsthand about the hustle of making it … Read more

The Card Counter is a Disappointing Entry in a Genius’s Filmography – SXU Student Media

Few screenwriters influenced the New Hollywood movement more than Paul Schrader. The writer of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Mishima helped bridge the gap between Hollywood and European cinema. With all this in mind, I was looking forward to watching his latest film, The Card Counter. Boasting Martin Scorsese as executive producer and Oscar Isaac … Read more

Tiffany Haddish to star in Paul Schrader’s ‘The Card Counter’

It’s all in the cards for Tiff Tiffany Haddish is in “The Card Counter.” Director’s Paul Schrader who wrote “Taxi Driver.” Tiffany: “It’s about a former vet (played by Oscar Isaac) who has PTSD, likes playing poker, has a poker face and is so intense that his character could win an Oscar. “I didn’t understand the script at first. … Read more

Cinephile Hissy Fit Welcomes Ben Cahlamer’s Chips on The Card Counter

The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, welcomed back our very first guest for another pair of episodes. Please welcome back Phoenix-based film critic and podcaster Ben Cahlamer! Last time, if you recall, he joined Will Johnson and Don Shanahan for back-to-back episodes bowing at the altar of Blade Runner … Read more

Cinephile Hissy Fit Welcomes Ben Cahlamer’s Chips on The Card Counter – nonenglishfeed

The Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, welcomed back our very first guest for another pair of episodes. Please welcome back Phoenix-based film critic and podcaster Ben Cahlamer! Last time, if you recall, he joined Will Johnson and Don Shanahan for back-to-back episodes bowing at the altar of Blade Runner … Read more

‘The Card Counter’ Plays A Familiar Hand

Focus Features In 2017, Paul Schrader hit a late-career peak with First Reformed, a tightly wound, disturbing application of his own theories of transcendental cinema. While the film garnered almost unanimous praise and earned Schrader his first Oscar nomination — a shockingly belated honor considering his track record as one of American cinema’s legendary auteurs … Read more