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4 reasons to go watch 'Taxi Driver'

Just back from watching ‘Taxi Driver’ for the first time in years, on the big screen at the National Film Theatre, London. The latest sortie in an on-going campaign to expose the Enfants Terribles to the best of 70s cinema – from ‘The Godfather’ via ‘Serpico’ to ‘Chinatown’. 887 more words


The Enigma of God's Lonely Man: Taxi Driver and the Theme of Contradiction

Scorsese’s 1976 masterpiece Taxi Driver is a staple of film courses everywhere and has been analysed it to death over the last four decades. However, the film’s… 762 more words

Five Days

 Someday, a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.

That day happens to be January 20, 2017, five days away.  In five days, the swamp will start to drain, and rains will fall.   14 more words


Unlike most talking heads and media outlets I wanted to take my time with my post-election piece. The problem with the rapid pace of today’s media is that it has traded substance for speed. 862 more words

New York - Twin Cities.

The Big Apple is venerated as the most filmed city in movies, a hustle-bustle urban jungle of possibilities, both magical and harrowing.

It seems there aren’t films made *about* New York City very much anymore; they merely take place there, the protagonists unaffected by the milieu. 326 more words

10 Years a Social Media Junkie

As I prepare for inventory week at work, I reflect on ten years in social media.


The Day I Was Accused Of Robbing Bono's House

I’ve never met anyone famous. I don’t want to meet anyone famous. I’ve met lots of semi-famous people most of whom are beset with multiple personality disorders and would strangle twenty kittens in a row if it would get them a five-minute interview on prime-time television. 718 more words