Movies

THE CANYONS (R21)

Paul Schrader is a fave.

He made Cat People with Nastassja Kinski, which featured Putting Out Fire by David Bowie. He also made American Gigolo, for which he used Blondie's Call Me.

Naughty choices.

His new project The Canyons is also pretty naughty.

Lindsay Lohan stars as Tara, the girlfriend of sleazy movie producer Christian (played by real-life porn star James Deen). She gets her old boyfriend Ryan (Nolan Funk) a part in Christian's new movie.

But then Christian finds out that Tara and Ryan had a relationship, and he goes bonkers.

This is Schrader at his best - a beautiful tour of the Los Angeles' underbelly, with a great 80s-style score.

- Jason Johnson