‘First Reformed,’ ‘Filmworker’ Reviews

BY: Sonny Bunch

June 1, 2018 4:59 am

The plot of First Reformed is relatively straightforward. Reverend Toller (Ethan Hawke), an ill priest who finds himself unable to communicate with God following the death of his son and the dissolution of his marriage, attempts to help radical environmentalist Michael (Phillip Ettinger) find a reason to celebrate bringing a child into the world following the revelation that his girlfriend, Mary (Amanda Seyfried), is pregnant. Michael’s extremism rubs off on Toller, who begins to wonder if God can forgive us for the harm we’ve done to the planet—or our inaction in the face of said despoliation.

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