Bringing Out the Dead
1999
****
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames

Martin Scorsese paints the screen with vivid colours and arresting images as he revisits the seedy underworld of New York City in this companion piece to Taxi Driver. This is also scripted by Paul Schrader, this time from Joe Connelly’s book. Nicolas Cage plays a depressed and insomniac paramedic who looks for redemption. A darkly comic but slightly episodic film.