Blue Collar

Another film I’ve been meaning to watch for ages, and this is possibly one of the most impressive films I’ve ever seen, and is possibly Schrader’s angriest work.

A bitter, paranoia fuelled nightmare of a film, Blue Collar serves as a great study of what can happen when ordinary men are pushed to their limits. Pryor, Keitel and Kotto all give phenomenal performances here that are often hilarious and sad at the same time. For a film that gets extremely depressing and bleak at times, you just cannot stop watching it.

I don’t want to give too much away on this one, but I can’t really give it any higher of a recommendation. Easily one of the most underrated films of the 70s and of all time for me, Blue Collar is truly the definition of a hidden gem. Absolutely perfect filmmaking.