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Oscar Isaac’s hit movie, now airing on HBO – The UBJ – United Business Journal

It’s a new month, which means new content will be appearing on all streaming services for the foreseeable future, and HBO Max recently added a movie that should be on the radar of many Marvel and Star Wars fans, primarily because it doesn’t feature anyone other than Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight/Poe Dameron. The Card Counter, a drama-thriller written and directed by Oscar nominee Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, First Reformed) and starring Isaac, Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Tye Sheridan (Ready Player One),

For those unfamiliar with the film, the official synopsis reads: “Redemption is the long game of The Card Counter by Paul Schrader. Told with Schrader’s signature cinematic intensity, the revenge thriller tells the story of an ex-military interrogator turned gambler haunted by the ghosts of his past decisions. Certified fee” distinction from the review aggregator. The critical consensus reads: “Led by the gripping performance of Oscar Isaac, The Card Counter adds another important chapter to Paul Schrader’s long investigation into the moral responsibility of man.”

I would say what has affected me the most is the trauma and what it does, how it is processed and what people do with it afterward,” Isaac previously shared with about of his interest in the role. “He’s serving time for this horrible thing he was told to do and did on purpose, and when he walks out he feels like it wasn’t enough. He’s still traumatized by what he did. he did so he decides to live this rather empty and repetitive life, in this purgatory.

He added, on his joint project with Schrader, “The thing is, it’s amazing writing, isn’t it? So you want to do the writing, you’re not looking to change it a whole lot. Obviously there would be times when there would be a question or a little change but, really, he writes in a way, like, subliminally, too. So it leaves a lot of room for thought and feeling and, it’s like Harold Pinter. There are all these pauses and weird things so it’s not so direct, it’s not so linear, so it’s really exciting as an actor. You get in there and start making these words and realize there’s all this subtext that’s just been suggested by these amazing word constructs that he’s putting together.