After making the festival rounds, Paul Schrader’s Master Gardener opens next week in limited release.
I reviewed for PopMatters:
Everything in Paul Schrader’s Master Gardener exists at roughly a forty-five-degree angle to reality. The film has one foot planted in a mostly recognizable world but the other in a dreamland of the writer/director’s invention. It makes for a schizoid presentation that delivers moments of gutsy idiosyncrasy but few characters whose problems and reactions feel connected to familiar human emotions…
Here’s the trailer: