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Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
80% Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Arzner's internal critique of Hollywood ideology (woman as silent object of male scrutiny). It works within the confines of a stock vaudevillian golddiggers comedy-drama.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2015
20% Fighting Back (Death Vengeance) (1982) There's political conscience somewhere in the script which places its hero as a blood-lust racist and an opportunist politico, but it's all too easily drowned by the crowd-pleaser set pieces of 'righteous' revenge.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015
77% Fitzcarraldo (1982) Herzog charts an ironically circular course around an indulged, benevolent Aguirre; perversely illuminates colonialism with surrealism; and demonstrates once again in his always suspect yet somehow irresistible way that 'only dreamers move mountains'.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2011
97% Alien (1979) The limited strengths of its staple sci-fi horrors always derived from either the offhand organic/ Freudian resonances of its design or the purely (brilliantly) manipulative editing and pacing of its above-average shock quota.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2007
69% Hooper (1978) Director Needham (an ex-stuntman himself) slips effortlessly into a lightweight satire of the movie biz and an almost Hawksian action-comedy of male-group professionalism.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
94% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Kaufman here turns in his most Movie Brattish film, but soft-pedals on both his special effects and knowing in-jokiness in a way that puts De Palma to shame.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
44% The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) Characteristically elephantine Big Top epic from DeMille, thumped across with a winning brashness and garnering the veteran showman his first Best Picture Oscar.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% A Kiss Before Dying (1956) Wagner is perfect as the college kid psycho coolly removing the pregnant Woodward from his life.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% Man of the West (1958) A superb Western, exemplifying Mann's capacity for integrating his interest in spectacle with a resonant narrative.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
100% Scarface (1932) Its seminal importance in the early gangster movie cycle outweighed only by its still exhilarating brilliance, this Howard Hughes production was the one unflawed classic the tycoon was involved with.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) The net effect, between embarrassed guffaws, is incredulity: a movie at once post-TV and pre-DW Griffith.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
56% Promoter (1952) Complacent class-based British comedy.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
50% Chapter Two (1979) The success of Neil Simon movies is dispiriting evidence that most people still watch with their ears. 'Seen one, seen 'em all' quite literally applies to his static exercises in theatrical smart-talk and unfailing wit-under-pressure.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
40% Lili Marleen (1981) Elaborate proof that the devil really does have all the best tunes.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2006
91% Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) (1978) Of course Bergman's actresses suffer superbly in microscopic close-up, but the nagging doubt persists as to whether this is incisive psychodrama or just those old nordic blues again.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
100% Indiscreet (1958) Here the New York setting gave way to Mayfair, and Donen piled on the civilised charm.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
96% In the Heat of the Night (1967) Oozes sufficient Southern sweat and features enough admirably crumpled character faces to make up for its over-strident liberal rhetoric.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
95% To Catch a Thief (1955) One of the most lightweight (and not even particularly deceptively so) of Hitchcock's comedy-thrillers; a retreat from the implications of Rear Window into the realm of private jokes and sunny innuendo.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2006
45% Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) A shallow, chic confusion of eyes, camera lenses, and saleable images of violence of the sort it now purports to question as an 'issue'.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
86% Dragonslayer (1981) Verges on the nasty for the nippers; sails close to déjà vu for fantasy fans; fated, probably, to damnation by faint praise.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
65% The Wild Angels (1966) Discomfiting, but timely.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
100% The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) The cast lend the film an authority that Yates' curiously pedestrian approach fails to provide.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
95% Wings (1927) Long touted as a classic by cinema historians, and justifying almost every adjectival extravagance.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006
29% The Wicked Lady (1945) Former critic and screenwriter Arliss [is] the unfortunate director having to contend with the recalcitrant mechanics of Lime Grove studio ruralism.‐ Time Out
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2006