Rumsey Taylor

Rumsey Taylor

Agrees with the Tomatometer 84% of the time.

Biography:
Rumsey is a graduate student and freelance graphic designer. He has written on film in various print and web publications, including The Boston Phoenix, Slant Magazine, Senses of Cinema, and manages the website Not Coming to a Theater Near You. Currently, he lives in Boston, MA.
Favorites:
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Publications:
Boston Phoenix , DVDFuture.com , Not Coming to a Theater Near You , Senses of Cinema , Slant Magazine
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
355
Total QuickRatings:
37
Location:
Boston, MA

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 355
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
33% Equinox (1970) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Sep 18, 2009
—— The Beaver Trilogy (2001) " A work of considerable ingenuity" — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 14, 2009
62% Make Out With Violence (2011) " The entire film possesses a certain longing, the sort that manifests itself and begins to grow at the moment of High School graduation, when some of the most formative circumstances of youth are remembered only as ephemeral moments." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 9, 2009
55% Con Air (1997) " Resolutely not boring." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 24, 2009
75% Under Siege (1992) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 14, 2009
100% Bullet in the Head (Die xue jie tou) (1990) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jul 7, 2009
6% Troll 2 (1990) " It is a marvel of ineptness, staging scene after scene of total implausibility without a single believable performance, and many lines of dialogue that pose an audacious disregard for coherence. What characterizes the film is a consistency in tone." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 24, 2009
93% Lake Mungo (2009) " The film conditions you to doubt, growing less suspenseful, less atmospheric, and less frightening as it progresses." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 24, 2009
72% The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) " this film is about seeing Brad Pitt grow younger and handsomer until he becomes so young and handsome that it's a marvel equivalent to the launch of an Apollo rocket." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Dec 18, 2008
56% Humanoids from the Deep (Monster) (1980) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 4, 2008
50% The Toe Tactic (2009) " It's originality at the expense of comprehensibility." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
75% Vanishing Point (1971) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
92% Obscene (2008) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
94% Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) " What Two-Lane Blacktop pronounces in its visuals, limited dialogue, and willfully underdeveloped characters remains largely superficial, yet its silence and patience indicate much depth." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
84% Medicine for Melancholy (2008) " The film is more ambient than my description will convey, and it doesn't feel scripted or directed in as much as it feels naturally funny and relaxed." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
91% Transsiberian (2008) " Transsiberian makes suspenseful and sometimes violent gestures, but it's all decoration." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
64% Beautiful Losers (2008) " That said, all art deserves biography, and great art deserves recognition." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 18, 2008
—— Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare (1987) " a cheap, incompetently rendered film, but it is not a deceptive one" — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 16, 2008
—— Lorna Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Sep 2, 2008
49% La Terza Madre (Mother of Tears: The Third Mother) (2007) " A feeble, incidental continuation of his earlier films." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 10, 2008
100% Titicut Follies (1967) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 3, 2008
46% Mister Lonely (2007) " To purists and lovers of abstraction, challenge, and all things fringe, it may feel like a loss of authenticity. But to the larger mainstream audience, it simply makes art more accessible." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 6, 2008
84% Nights and Weekends (2008) " It's at times bold, intimate, unfunny, and discomforting, but it is never anything less than sincere." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 15, 2008
83% A Necessary Death (2012) " A Necessary Death, despite its provocations, remains timid and dramatized, ultimately favoring plot machinations to considering the issue of suicide more deeply." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 15, 2008
54% Explicit Ills (2009) " Explicit Ills is a filmic tapestry, and it is a cohesive, fluid one." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 8, 2008
78% Baghead (2008) " Its horror isn't anticipated because there's nothing about these people that justifies harm; they're just people, not pawns. But this, as with perception of what sort of film this is, isn't ultimately certain." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2008
100% The Order of Myths (2008) " Revolutionary advances have been made in racial equality, but in Mobile segregation - the most interpretable symptom of racism - has its last stronghold in Mardi Gras." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 18, 2008
36% 21 (2008) " Because 21 subscribes to the allure of Vegas and not how it is infiltrated with logic and quantification, its details are subordinated in service to familiar cinematic protocol." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 11, 2008
53% The Tango Lesson (1997) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Feb 19, 2008
100% Trafic (Traffic) (1972) " It's familiar, and nonetheless spirited and inventive." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Nov 14, 2007
89% Near Dark (1987) " As much as it is a horror film and western, it is equally and perhaps more pronouncedly a romance." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 30, 2007
19% Boxing Helena (1993) " It is curious that Lynch, having taken so many visual cues from her father, has an inadequate grasp of this compassion. The paralyzing obsession that permeates many of her father's works, on the other hand, she comprehends well." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 30, 2007
70% A Londoni FĂ©rfi (The Man From London) (2007) " The Man from London, however comprehensible and demystified, is housed in a world of nonetheless pure, enveloping ambiance -- and it is by this measure that its merits are clearest." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 23, 2007
82% Into the Wild (2007) " A wholly and unexpectedly decent enterprise." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Oct 16, 2007
69% Commando (1985) " The finale is laughably preposterous, with the speedo-ed commando landing on a remote island, gunning down at least a hundred men with fake moustaches, and indiscriminately blowing up buildings in search of little Alyssa." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
88% Robyn Hitchcock - Storefront Hitchcock (1998) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— Ryan (2004) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
14% Return of the Blind Dead (El Ataque de los muertos sin ojos) (Return of the Evil Dead) (2005) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
100% Lord of the Flies (1963) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
37% The Ten (2007) " The Ten has a meticulous rhythm and consistency, with aspects of early commandments informing the latter." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— The Young Ones (Wonderful to Be Young!) (1963) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
—— Up! (1976) Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
14% Teen Wolf Too Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Aug 17, 2007
89% Helvetica (2007) " Appropriately, once the final credits roll, you're likely to sit through them with an enhanced understanding of the typeface they're in." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Jun 16, 2007
91% Knocked Up (2007) " Because its central character is a meticulously architected dude, Knocked Up is a contrived male fantasy." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted May 28, 2007
58% Zoo (2007) " It is a relaxing film to watch, austere and comforting in such a way that Zoo's aural components will become unexpectedly, uncommonly troubling." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Apr 3, 2007
59% Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) " Hannah Takes the Stairs decidedly lacks narrative and closure, but it works very well at moderating an environment of casual, if mundane, affairs." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 27, 2007
96% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) " [The subjects] may be a curious sort of renown, but by the end you are enraptured in their struggle to declare and maintain it." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 20, 2007
54% Manufacturing Dissent (2007) " Caine and Melnyk's film is intent in questioning such legitimacies, which it does well; it's just as propagandistic as a Michael Moore film, but not as entertaining." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 20, 2007
—— Suffering Man's Charity Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 17, 2007
87% The Lookout (2007) " It is as if [Frank] trashes the entire mechanism altogether, resulting in a spoonfed conclusion, rewarding facile expectations and violating the integrity of his film's well-established structure." — Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Posted Mar 13, 2007
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