Light Sleeper (Paul Schrader – 1992) B-

Lots of echoes of Taxi Driver here. Similar New York City at night setting. Close ups of windshields, cars and a good bit of voice over. We also get a man on the edge of society, although not nearly as interesting as Travis Bickle. Here he is played by Willem Dafoe as a mid level drug dealer with no pension plan and is wondering what happens to him next after his boss (Susan Sarandon) quits the business. It’s a fine movie and over all works well. It is tough to stay with it though when it feels like everyone is just acting somehow.

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