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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
2/4 65% 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 22% 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 15% 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
1/4 47% Churchill (2017) The script, written by neophyte Alex von Tunzelmann, is appalling, its plot simplistic and its dialogue alternating between misplaced bits of contemporary psycho-babble and improbable grandiloquence.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3/4 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) The cinematography, the dialogue and the performances, especially Adrian Titieni's as an earnest and anxious Mr. Fix-It, are impressively naturalistic.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gadot does succeed, against heavy odds, in creating a fresh figure of heroic morality and might, engaging an audience with an earnest character's discovery of herself and the world.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
2/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Now in its fifth outing and trying to press reset after an unnecessary fourth movie, Depp's campy performance in that role is losing crucial energy and humour.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1.5/4 19% Baywatch (2017) Mainly this ridiculous thing lurches from genre to genre without director Seth Gordon ever establishing a credible threat.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
4/4 92% Certain Women (2016) With the third act, the power of Reichardt's elliptical approach becomes apparent.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
3/4 71% Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017) Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is the rare follow-up that does not suffer sequel-itis: It's a movie that develops a franchise rather than just cashing in on it.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2/4 36% Snatched (2017) Snatched piles bad ideas on good ideas and lame bits of gross-out humour on genuinely funny bits of character work, without ever building enough dramatic force or comic energy to craft a full movie from the results.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2.5/4 92% I, Daniel Blake (2017) Utimately this political film's sentimentality and transparency detract from its power.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2.5/4 51% The Dinner (2017) Coogan's pinched Paul is a magnificently detailed portrait of a man whose intelligence and hurt give way to neurosis and depression as the actor paints many shades between eccentricity and mental illness.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Love's Labour's Lost (2017) Caird fails to mine his multiracial casting; we get an energetic and well-spoken version of a script full of word play about fair ladies and black brows, but never anything provocative.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
4/4 No Score Yet Dish: Women, Waitressing & the Art of Service (2010) The waitresses prove highly insightful about the nature of their work and the undercurrents in their relationships with male customers.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
4/4 100% City of Ghosts (2017) [City of Ghosts] reveals accurate information as the first weapon of resistance.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/4 No Score Yet La Chana (2016) Both archival footage of her remarkable flamenco and current interviews in which she speaks about rhythm entering the body reveal a natural artist who was born to dance.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2017
3/4 90% Maudie (2017) The heart and mind of Maudie are always in the right place.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
3/4 90% Frantz (2017) A fine bilingual cast, haunting period detail and a provocative approach to a twisting story carry the day.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/4 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) A film that prefers tastefully underplaying Holocaust clichés to building its own legitimate drama.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Disney's most politically palatable version of the fairy tale yet.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 73% The Sense Of An Ending (2017) Beyond Broadbent's rich portrait of Tony's wide-eyed surprise and bumbling reassessments, Batra has found various deft ways of making Barnes's points about time and memory ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) A wittily self-referential romp about the disillusionment of age.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 100% Window Horses (2016) In the film's finest moments, as a generous Iranian host explains traditional Farsi poetry, the animation and the themes mingle and explode in a riot of cross-cultural colour ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
2/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) It's the flat characters and cursory storytelling that let the project down.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3/4 96% Paterson (2016) As Paterson makes these rounds again and again, Jarmusch unhurriedly crafts a cinematic ode to finding both art and delight in the quotidian.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/4 23% Below her Mouth (2017) What is execrable in this small film directed by April Mullen is the flaccid plot - girl meets girl; boy walks in on them - and wooden dialogue.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/4 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Is there any overwrought cliché left unturned? The second movie is, if anything, even sillier, ickier and less erotic than its predecessor.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) It is a work entirely worthy of any prize anyone chooses to bestow on it, a compassionate and intelligent thing that should linger long after the 24-hour news cycle is over or the political flavour of the month goes stale.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) A full animated feature of rich themes and breathtaking imagery.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) As director Maren Ade builds one extended set piece after another, you will gradually spy her brilliant fusion of form and function ...‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/4 100% Searchers (Maliglutit) (2016) The combination of icy landscapes, practical details about dog teams, igloo building and raw meat, and a simple tale built around love of family, is compelling.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2.5/4 34% Live By Night (2017) Here, the outlaw-as-hero trick just doesn't work; we can't both sympathize with Coughlin's moral quandaries and thrill to his crimes.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/4 89% 20th Century Women (2017) If the small domestic drama established in this rich period setting proves satisfyingly emotional, it is because the characters are acutely well observed, both by Mills's script and by his excellent cast.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2/4 85% Silence (2017) This is a long and dull costume drama that seems to think a contemporary audience can picture faith as easily as it does a cassock, cross or kimono.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) For all that it tells a highly unusual story, Hidden Figures is a classic Hollywood feel-good movie.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/4 83% Julieta (2016) Almodovar has little time to develop these characters' emotional ties because there is so much clutter in his plot, a soap opera full of improbable coincidences, premature deaths and sad declines.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 73% Sing (2016) Kids will like the animals and the mayhem and won't mind the predictable plot. Adults should appreciate the entertaining musical pairings.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
2/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) In the end, this hardening of the franchise seems likely to alienate both the fans and the uninitiated.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/4 75% Miss Sloane (2016) Miss Sloane is a powerfully conceived thriller with something dead at its centre: there is no reason a female protagonist must be good or well-behaved, but she must at least be interesting.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3.5/4 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) There is a certain Gallic pretension here ... but the delicacy and intelligence that the film brings to Nathalie's situation is always admirable.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/4 100% The Apology (2016) As women age they become invisible to society; what is heartrendingly inspiring about The Apology is the grandmothers' steadfast refusal to disappear.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Its initial enigma seems to need no explanation; yet, once deciphered, the film does not falter but moves only deeper into the emotional territory it charts.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
1/4 60% Allied (2016) The characters are so marginally observed by both the actors and the script there is no tension in the themes.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
2/4 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) [Lurches] from a grim family drama cursorily observed to a big and broad satire of the United States in the early 2000s before descending into the very kind of sentimental militarism it has parodied.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
2.5/4 90% Elle (2016) In the end, Michèle's entire persona and all her actions are a reaction to the behaviour of the men around her and her character becomes flatter and less intriguing the more her own sociopathy is exposed.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/4 89% Loving (2016) Negga and Edgerton make these noble people three-dimensional, turning a docile, unambitious couple with neither the self-knowledge nor the words to launch a social revolution into unlikely protagonists in the civil-rights movement.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2.5/4 92% The Eagle Huntress (2016) This carefully massaged doc, with its spectacular aerial views of the landscape and the hunt, is a heartwarming story about perseverance and talent - if you believe it.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
4/4 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Park's Handmaiden is a great big chocolate box of a movie in which a rich and satisfying narrative is enlivened by some piquant erotica and the sharp tang of politics.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) Barry Jenkins's excellent Moonlight is a film filled with bittersweet ironies.‐ Globe and Mail
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016