Terror Tuesday: De Palma's first real breakout film also showcases the filmmaker as Hitchcock's heir apparent. In addition to a score by Bernard Herrmann, the mystery thriller's plot essentials include separated Siamese twins, nuns, and a crime inadvertently witnessed.
One of those movies that almost defines the term “cult film,” this is Lynch's debut, which was made back when he could still be called an experimental filmmaker. All that means is that there are lots of truly repugnant images here. Are they human or are they “other”? Not even their mutant baby knows for sure.
Newly Restored: The movie takes the whole police action drama as a form and turns it on its head. Set in Mexico, Pedro Rojas (Sosa) is the highway patrolman who goes from his idealistic notions of law enforcement to embittered disillusionment with the corruption he encounters. Read a full review of Highway Patrolman.
A true cinema classic, Taxi Driver combines the talents of Scorsese, De Niro, screenwriter Paul Schrader, composer Bernard Herrmann, and others to create an eternally haunting and disturbing descent into modern anomie.
The experimental art collective is seeking original videos of 4 minutes or less to be included in the latest volume of their zine, Dream Dates Reloaded. There will be a screening and release party in February.