Taxi Driver (1976)


Link: Taxi Driver

Summary: After a crazy man is rejected by the woman he admires, he goes even more crazy in a self-created loneliness.

Thoughts: This film was a bit too meandering for me.  Although the character is fictional, this movie has the pacing and tone of director Scorsese’s biopics Raging Bull and The Aviator.  Although Goodfellas was also a biopic, it seemed more plot-driven, where as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and The Aviator seem much more “exploratory” to me.  I suppose the pacing is just too slow, or the character goals remain ambiguous for too long.  Or maybe I just can’t empathize with the main characters enough in general.