Alissa Wilkinson: Do you think of First Reformed as an apocalyptic film?
Paul Schrader: It depends on what you call "the apocalypse". I think we are seeing the last century of homo sapiens. I don't see a scenario in which homo sapiens emerge from this century in our present form. Now, that's not the end of the world. That's just the end of a species, which evolution has taken to its dead end. All of its intelligence is not enabling it to survive. So, there will be some modification in the world. We may be on the cusp of a... read the rest.