REVIEW: Taxi Driver

Thirty-five years after it claimed the Palme d’Or for best feature film at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver remains a landmark work of cinema. An iconic depiction of loneliness, violence and urban alienation, Scorsese’s film stands out within that period of American cinema during the late 1960s and 1970s often referred […]

REVIEW: The Wrestler

American cinema revels in the comeback story. From Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976) and The Natural (Barry Levinson, 1984) through more recent fare such as Cinderella Man (Ron Howard, 2005), the celluloid history of Hollywood is underscored by a belief that anyone can make it big, fail, and then be resurrected again like a modern-day […]