March 22, 2010

Alice doesn’t live here anymore (Martin Scorsese, 1974)

I’m not a big Scorsese fan. Taxi Driver, for example, is highly overrated. In the 1970s, the gout-du-jour was amoral characters, from Joe Buck in Midnight Cowboy to Cosmo Vitelli in The Killing of a Chinese bookie. It is a trait of the times that I don’t believe appeals to me at all. In Taxi Driver, Travis Bickle elevates cowardice […]