I chose to review two very different movies that deal with the same themes this week. The first is the great John Ford Western The Searchers and the second is Martin Scorsese's classic Taxi Driver.
Each of the films deals with a veteran returning back to a peaceful time and realizing that he no longer has a place. They are both plagued by rage and loneliness and they are consumed by a quest they have placed upon themselves. These are both wonderful films but they are not for everyone and I understand that. Some people just don't like Westerns, others just cannot watch something as horrific as Travis Bickle's descent into violent madness. However, if you are interested, these are excellent films and deserve to be seen and studied.
I hope you enjoy.