First Reformed (2017) is surprisingly brilliant from its first shot till then end while rummaging whole lots of issue present in the current world through Reverand character (played by Ethan Hawke). You feel arrived and stayed in that world with the frame of 1.37:1 (that is to give importance to the character), stillness in shots, holding the moment longer than expected, the surrounding sound accompanied by the occasional presence of reverberant music and a phenomenal performance by Ethan Hawke. These many aspects along with the subject matter that connects environment, business and politics with human tendencies and corrupted religionism.
After finishing, you can be still and will not be feeling weird or restlessness. Watch it whenever you get time.
All things aside, you can watch it for Ethan Hawke’s performance and the rhythmic alike engaging screenplay.
Writer & Director: Paul Schrader