First Reformed ★★★

A fascinating film, that morphs in its final third into a fascinating mess. All the control and patient storytelling goes out the window (by design of course) for an overwrought and rather tired rumination on salvation via an innocent, frustratingly angelic younger woman. Ethan Hawke is strong until the film simply asks too much of him, and it’s a burden he can’t carry. 

Still. I must admit. There’s something there.

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