Tag Archives: Peter Boyle

‘Taxi Driver’ at 35

The viewer sees Travis Bickle, the loner, coping with his diffused rage as he drives a taxi cab in New York City. His life is utterly bleak. Travis, as the narrator, reads from a diary he keeps in a school … Continue reading

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What to Watch When You’re Watching At Home: The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Weary. That’s how I would describe Robert Mitchum. Even when he was a maniacal beast, as in Night of the Hunter or Cape Fear, he appeared to be carrying the weight of the world on those massive shoulders of his. … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: American Politics

With the midterm elections just 12 days away, the scent of politics is in the air. Can’t you smell the tea brewing? Yes, this is the year of the Tea Party Effect. No doubt, some of this year’s unusual politicians … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Crazy Protagonists

For this week’s list of five favorite films, the common denominator is craziness. In each of the movies on the list below, the main character is as nutty as a fruitcake. In each that character’s madness is what drives the … Continue reading

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