Tag Archives: Martin Scorsese

Saturday Matinee: Taxi Driver

By Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com Are you talkin’ to me? Well, I’m the only one here. –Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” It is the last line, “Well, I’m the only one here,” that never gets quoted. It is the truest … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Peeping Tom

Review by Roger Ebert Source: RogerEbert.com The movies make us into voyeurs. We sit in the dark, watching other people’s lives. It is the bargain the cinema strikes with us, although most films are too well-behaved to mention it. Michael … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Bringing Out the Dead

“Bringing Out the Dead” (1999) is the fourth collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader (and their most underrated). Based on a novel by Joe Connelly, the plot follows New York paramedic Frank Pierce (Nicolas Cage), who’s on … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Saragossa Manuscript

“The Saragossa Manuscript” (1965) is a Polish film directed by Wojciech Has and based on the novel “The Manuscript Found in Saragossa” (1815) by Jan Potocki. It is a long and complex film but endlessly fascinating for its humor and … Continue reading

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