Friday, May 20, 2016

Cannes: Paul Schrader's 'Dog Eat Dog' Deserves a Buyer

If Paul Schrader came to Cannes seeking redemption with his latest film, Quinzaine closing entry "Dog Eat Dog," he got it.  The packed house applauded the lurid crime caper on Friday morning, where the writer-director faced questions about the dubious morality of ex-con anti-heroes (played by Schrader regulars Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe), who wreak havoc wherever they go.  Schrader’s been dealing with such issues since he wrote the script for Martin Scorsese’s "Taxi Driver," which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes 40 years ago. "From the first sequence on, I try to send the message that if you are taking this seriously, you’re in the wrong movie,"...

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