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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor
Kate Taylor's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Slate, Globe and Mail

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
32% Wonder Wheel (2017) Whatever its director's motivations, a work so contemptuous of its own heroine is always going to border on the offensive.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Mainly, the fancy at the centre of The Man Who Invented Christmas provides an unusually kinetic literary biography as the writer races against the clock to master the voices of his obstreperous characters in time for the 25th.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
2.5/4 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) The film ... seems uncertain of its own unusualness as Linklater eventually opts for a piece that is little more than a road movie and its rhythm stalls.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2017
3/4 96% Coco (2017) None of Coco's few flaws can fatally undermine the film because it is, most of all, a smart and enduring piece of storytelling with a satisfyingly twisting narrative and richly complex theme. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/4 40% Justice League (2017) Don't rule out the possibility that a movie dedicated to Aquaman (on the schedule for 2018) or the Flash might be fun, but the Justice League itself needs to disband.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2/4 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Branagh fusses about with unusual camera angles, improbable outdoor settings and lame action sequences, anything to avoid getting on with the obvious, lining up a surfeit of suspects in the dining car and twisting the truth out of them.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) McDonagh has created a comic tragedy that ducks and feints, defying expectations with many admirable and some less convincing results.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2/4 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) Apparently, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, working the distaff side of their Hangover sensibility once again, have no better idea for a plot than a visit from grandma, so they simply repeat it three times.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
2/4 89% Only the Brave (2017) It's a movie intent on telling us the hotshots were heroes, without sufficiently dramatizing either their professional decisions or their private lives.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) An occasionally sentimental melodrama with a very sour aftertaste.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) The rare sequel that truly merits its existence, updating and expanding the themes of the 1982 original to bring them from the 20th century into the 21st.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 95% Human Flow (2017) Ai simply bears witness in a film that, like many of his sculptural pieces, establishes a creative tension between its giant scale and its individual pieces.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2.5/4 64% Victoria & Abdul (2017) It's a neatly executed lark but one that eventually becomes ensnared in the colonialism it seeks to expose.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
1/4 56% Pyewacket (2017) The heavy-handed score, narrow performances and weak dialogue all fail to justify a provocative ending that overturns the exorcising conventions of the genre.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
0.5/4 34% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin offers you two competing philosophies that are equally unappetizing: cold-hearted, government-sanctioned professional killing or hot-blooded vigilante professional killing.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
4/4 100% The Seen and Unseen (2017) The Seen and Unseen charts the territory of childhood trauma with notable insight and grace. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 65% Breathe (2017) Serkis achieves a careful balance with a film that tastefully covers some delicate territory.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
1.5/4 20% If You Saw His Heart (Si tu voyais son coeur) (2017) This debut feature from Joan Chemla begins with a riotous Romani wedding impressively filmed, but soon gets stuck in a grim flop house.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet The Garden (Sommerhäuser) (2017) The cinematic escape, that sense one has actually visited this time, this place and these people, is remarkable.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
2.5/4 86% Darkest Hour (2017) The magnificent clutter of Buckingham Palace or the swirling staircases of Whitehall begin to read like empty gestures in film that, for all that Oldman soldiers away at it, cannot make Churchill's dilemma dramatic.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
1/4 10% Euphoria (2017) It is not simply that this film is utterly unrealistic... What is unforgiveable is that Langseth's approach to complex emotional issues is unsubtle at best and untruthful at worst.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2017
3/4 50% Razzia (2017) The multiple threads can be frustrating and the link between past and present is weak, but the film's searing conclusion finally unites the characters at an explosive party.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/4 97% The Death of Stalin (2017) There is one thing that power can't stand, and that is to be mocked: The social importance of this topical romp should not be underestimated.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/4 100% Faces Places (Visages, villages) (2017) This rich cross-generational exchange speaks to the persistence of French cinematic culture -- Varda's relationship with the pioneering filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard is a recurring theme -- while the doc itself is a delight, subtle, touching and entertaining.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 100% Mademoiselle Paradis (2017) Director Barbara Albert fashions a remarkable image of blindness and healing, of cruelty and of compassion.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 75% Dark River (2017) The rugged emotional territory (and the Yorkshire accents) prove heavy-going in an uncompromising film that elicits a lot more admiration than enjoyment. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/4 70% What Will People Say? (Hva vil folk si) (2017) [Maria] Mozhdah empathetically charts Nisha's despairing acquiescence and fitful rebellions, but it's Adil Hussain's work making her father not entirely unsympathetic that really stands out.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet Our People Will Be Healed (2017) Believe the title.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 92% Beast (2017) The charming Johnny Flynn ultimately struggles to find the right tone for the boyfriend, not helped by a director who hasn't quite mastered the rhythm required for his surprise ending.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2/4 50% A Worthy Companion (2017) The drama is memorable but often feels grimly unpleasant rather than moving.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) The message is too obvious and the humour too gentle for the whole affair not to feel like so much white male whining.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 94% Stronger (2017) Given how rough-and-tumble Jeff's prior existence seems, will leave a skeptical audience wondering how long this happy ending can possibly last.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
2.5/4 86% Custody (Jusqu'à la garde) (2017) [Custody] suffers from an all-too-familiar conclusion.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
4/4 100% Sweet Country (2017) The story is both fresh and archetypal; the landscape both hard and delicate - and beautifully observed.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/4 88% Angels Wear White (2017) In an intriguing film noir full of white light reflecting off virginal dresses, polished surfaces and sparkling sand, director Vivian Qu probes the status of girls in Chinese society.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/4 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The plot is that of a horror movie, but our ability to emotionally engage is stripped away by the odd combination of symbolic action and pedestrian dialogue. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2.5/4 98% Call Me by Your Name (2017) It can try the patience. ‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
4/4 66% Happy End (2017) An exceedingly clever, thought-provoking and dark reflection on life, death and family relations‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/4 71% Viceroy's House (2017) The formula is a bit too neat and the dialogue is often painfully expository, but there are some fine performances ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 88% This Time Tomorrow (Mañana a esta hora) (2016) Rodriguez's vision of family life takes on stronger thematic resonance even as her film avoids any clear ending or even narrative impetus.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3/4 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) The critique is clever but the limit is the one so common in satire: it's hard to care about the fate of a character this exaggerated.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2/4 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) The political realism doesn't sit well with the exploding cars, singing nuns and quipping killers.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
2/4 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Admirably unsentimental but frustratingly uneven ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2.5/4 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) The brazenness of her actions and opacity of her emotions suggest a tragic heroine in the grand tradition ... but the film lacks the propulsive drive to make her fate moving.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
4/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) Technically awe-inspiring, narratively inventive and thematically complex, Dunkirk reinvigorates its genre with a war movie that is both harrowing and smart.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
2/4 60% Despicable Me 3 (2017) By the midpoint, the movie, which is directed by three different people - franchise regular Pierre Coffin gets help from Éric Guillon and Kyle Balda - is dragging badly.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) If this doc is sometimes elegiac in tone, there is nothing mournful about it.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
2/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) We get a lot of repetitive racetrack scenes - only a demolition derby stands out for the inventiveness of its animation - and a familiar message about believing in yourself.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/4 21% The Book of Henry (2017) I began to wonder if Hurwitz and Trevorrow had ever met any children.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
1.5/4 16% The Mummy (2017) The movie itself is rather like the Hollywood mummies of old: There it walks, lurching from side to side on rigid legs, deadly in its intent but uncertain of the right path, trailing bandages as it goes.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017