From the Editors: The 1st Annual High Contrast Awards

Alex and Nate: This year, instead of doing a standard Oscar predictions post, we decided to name what we feel were, by category, the best achievements in film for 2018. Because narrowing this down is hard, we will also recognize the runners-up in each category. In some cases, the chosen winners are the result of … Continue reading From the Editors: The 1st Annual High Contrast Awards

Review: “First Reformed”

By Nate Blake  Paul Schrader’s film, about a former military chaplain named Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) who becomes politically active after developing a relationship with a radical environmentalist named Michael (Philip Ettinger) and his wife Mary (Amanda Seyfried) is essential viewing. It’s a thought provoking examination of how mainstream religion and environmentalism are often needlessly, … Continue reading Review: “First Reformed”