a lot of really cool stuff going on here even if you’re someone who takes issue with Schrader’s endless Bresson pastiche. The Abu Ghraib VR sequences are fucking incredible and I love how Schrader shoots all these dingy casinos and roadside hotels. As a political object this is very good and responsible.
I think the main issues I have are with the acting and the ending. Schrader clearly wants to do the Bresson "human model" civilian actor thing but he…