I had the honor of writing up Taxi Driver for The Muriels. Yeah no pressure on that one. It's only arguably the greatest film by my favorite director embodying an era of experimentation unparalleled by any in American Cinema. Just go ahead and wing it.
That said I'm actually pretty happy with how the essay came out. Of course I wasn't able to unpack all of Taxi Driver's complexities, you'd need at least a monograph for that, and even then I have my doubts. But I'm fairly certain its coherent. Probably.
Inspeaking of long standing traditions I showed up at The On The Stick's Annual yearly retrospective to discuss the year in film with the usual gang of Chowdaheads. A good time is had by all.