As much of a technical triumph that Raging Bull is I find it very hard to care about Jake LaMotta. He's a sadistic, misogynist, racist, bully that continually hurts everyone around him. His penance is only found while being punished in the ring. The film is constantly mentioned as undeservedly losing the Oscar to Ordinary People but I think the voters got it right. Mary Tyler Moore's character is every bit as mean as DeNiro's but she hides it well and with more devastating results to those around her. Both are great performances but I find Moore's far more relatable and relevant.