For all the goodness that we’ve gotten on there recently, from Big Bad Wolves to My Girl, a big chunk of classic (and non-classic) features are getting expunged during July 2014. (Like the Rocky movies.) So get on these quick, or forever hold your Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and Redbox Instant subscriptions.
One of the many joys of being a cinephile living in New York City is seeing your chosen home splashed across movie screens in all its complicated glory, peppered with moments of "I know that block!" recognition. Another is the reverse: those thrilling moments when you're ambling along and are struck with an unearthly sense of déjà vu.
The only downer is that it’s being shown in digital 4K format, rather than on film. I’m not opposed to films shooting in digital, there’s really no way around it these days, but Taxi Driver is a dirty, grimy film and it should be shown that way. I’ll take a scratched up old 35mm print over a digital version of it any day.
With Kick-Ass set to be released in less than a month, and buzz growing ever greater with its release at SXSW, so what better time to enjoy a new clip?
So we're all firmly against reboots, right? Bastardizing well-loved material to make a quick buck, allowing upstart new directors to destroy something precious, all that nonsense. But what about an arty reboot?