Top Ten 1976


He really does need to know if you’re talking to him; goodness knows, movie watchers have never gotten tired of the conversation between themselves, Robert De Niro‘s madness and the gorgeous camerawork in Martin Scorsese’s best film, Taxi Driver. Despite the fame of the mirror scene, De Niro’s work in this film is far from mannered posturing or method-indulgent tricks. It’s a fascinating examination of solitude, filmed by Scorsese with bright colours and grand sweeping camera movements as if it were a perverted MGM musical. De Niro has given many great performances in his formidable career, but few of them hit the bone as deep as this one, and rarely has he shown us his soul since.

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There are no films in this list released in 1972.