Travis Bickle

  • Film

    May 2, 2013

    Travis Bickle and Annie Hall Deserve Better

    The Big Wedding is vile, racists and embarrassing.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Egg Cream: "Y'all Talking to Me?"

    John KielyYou Bet​Nothing could be more purely Brooklyn, New York than an egg cream, right? The drink, yes, but there's something suspicious about the name of the required chocolate syrup, Fox's U-bet. Who says that in New York? I wonder how long Robert De Niro's career would've been delaye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Last Night: Charlie Sheen's "Violent Torpedo of Truth Tour" At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Craig Hlavaty​Charlie Sheen's tour stop in Houston last night wasn't a wash-out, a bomb, or the expensive meltdown that most in town had hoped for. In fact, he was embraced at every turn by fans of all stripes, with men and women alike fawning over him like he was a surviving Beatle, or at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    You Talkin' to Me? Seven Musical Moments in Martin Scorsese Films

    ​We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Kraft Singles, Not Cool-Whip, On Pie

    ​It's not unusual for me to get distracted by food and drink in movies. While viewing The King's Speech, for example, I kept wondering what flavor tea everyone was drinking and whether the Duke of York (Collin Firth) preferred milk or cream. And when I saw Jurassic Park, I started craving cak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Concealed Handgun Licenses: Finally, Texans Can Apply Online

     Nothing can go wrong with th -- d'oh!‚ÄčIt's about damn time: Applicants for Texas concealed handgun licenses who want to apply through the mail can now go on the DPS website to download the application forms instead of waiting to receive the application packet in the mail. Applicants also ha ... More >>

  • Film

    August 27, 2009

    Mr. Blood Red, Vol. 2

    Two decades after the severed ear of Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino serves up Hitler's head on a plate.

  • Film

    March 5, 2009

    Dr. Manhattan, Meet Dr. Hollywood

    Whew! Tinseltown's go-to graphic-novel guy didn't ruin Watchmen. But he doesn't get it either.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    As Oscar Nominations Loom, The Five Worst Best (Recent) Pictures

    The paradox of the Oscars is that while nobody outside of the incestuous parallel reality of Hollywood really cares about them, we still find ourselves drawn to the spectacle like illiterates to a Rock of Love marathon. The nominations for the 81st Academy Awards will be announced this week, so we d ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Collateral Damaged

    When Tom Cruise plays the bad guy, the results aren't good

  • Culture

    October 10, 2002

    Out of Focus?

    Scotty Crane is tired of getting the shaft from Paul Schrader

  • Film

    October 21, 1999

    Mortal Soul

    Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets

  • Film

    February 18, 1999

    Affecting Affliction

    A grimly compelling film searches for souls and a murder suspect

  • Film

    July 16, 1998

    Buffed Up

    Stylish Buffalo '66 makes an incomplete pass

  • Film

    August 7, 1997

    But What If the Nuts Are Right?

    Conspiracy Theory offers a new action hero: the addled Everyman

  • Film

    June 13, 1996