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Rumsey Taylor

Rumsey Taylor
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% King Kong (1933) Film is an agent of imagination, and King Kong demonstrates this with remarkable technical proficiency and innovation...‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
No Score Yet 70s Dimension (2005) What purpose there is in evaluating advertisements for their propensity as art favors how they exhibit the symptoms of inflation, capitalism, and ephemeral material trends better than any other contemporary recorded media.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2005
64% Funny Games (1998) As a metaphysical experiment in sadism, Funny Games is endorsed by negative responses.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2005
64% The Rapture (1991) The Rapture is not ostensibly a horror film, but I found it deeply frightening, and it is so on a purely conceptual level.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2005
95% The Evil Dead (1981) With a flurry of dismembered body parts, the film spells its intentions in scaring with complete, relentless excess.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2005
No Score Yet First Person is lessened by comparisons to Morris' early films, but still better than anything I watch regularly on television.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2005
72% Primer (2004) One of the best science fiction films I have seen, and certainly as one of the genre's best in recent years.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted May 24, 2005
56% The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) Successfully, the film employs a sense of discovery that is befitting; you're eager to see what Zissou sees beneath the ocean's surface. You just may not feel what he does.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted May 24, 2005
100% Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana) (1962) It is the most subversive jab at Mastrioanni's chauvinist characters possible, circumstantial metaphysics in which the lecher is targeted by the very film he inhabits.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2005
86% Thunderball (1965) It loosely maintains the series' early wit, which may be solely attributed, perhaps, to ease with which Sean Connery inhabits the role of Bond.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2005
96% Dr. No (1962) It is noteworthy that a single film contains such a wealth of icons.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2005
51% The World Is Not Enough (1999) Even with [its] lame dialogue, the film would potentially have been redeemed had Denise Richards not been cast as arguably the worst Bond girl in the entire franchise.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2005
60% Steamboy (2005) Despite its investment (it is the most expensive animé ever produced) and tried production (which began in 1995), Steamboy is an uncommonly disappointing effort.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2005
85% A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) Even though its components may be familiar, it is made with precision and sophistication and is, by default, better than any original American horror film of the past few years.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2005
86% Donnie Darko (2001) A faithfully rendered head trip.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2005
93% Jason and the Argonauts (1963) Jason and the Argonauts -- certainly a wondrous film at its time -- benefits from nostalgia, and is moviemaking in a rarefied form.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2005
90% Chungking Express (1996) Although decidedly meandering and somewhat inconclusive, is also completely unpredictable.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2005
100% M (1931) M is the most dynamic profile of a serial killer in film.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2005
No Score Yet Like a naked body seen in fluorescent lighting, Necromania's blemishes are amplified by its cheap, unimaginative resources.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2005
94% Burden of Dreams (1982) It's Fitzcarraldo with affirmed and not sublime biography; in essence, the same film without the pretense of fiction.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2004
97% La Dolce Vita (1960) The girl's gaze of hope directs towards the viewer in the film's staggering and ambiguous final shot.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2004
96% Horse Feathers (1932) The final game in this film is a hallmark in the Brothers' oeuvre.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2004
86% Macbeth (1971) With its apparent fixation on murder and cruelty, it is difficult to overlook a number of the unsettling autobiographical details in the film.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
No Score Yet The ultimate trump of Tanner '88 is its realism.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
77% Secret Honor (1984) [Hall's] performance transcends the political baggage of the film itself.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
50% Society (1989) Although Society is at first blemished by its dated humor and contrived teenage self-discovery, we find everything is in service to a truly sensational ending.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
88% THX 1138 (1971) Lucas' bleak debut is a film markedly dissimilar from his more famous trilogy.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
85% Slacker (1991) Slacker is populated by new-age beatniks with neither fashion nor poetry, populating a culture that's distinguished by its lack of culture.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2004
100% I Vitelloni (1953) This dilemma between the desire not to mature and the infallibility of age is best summated in Nino Rota's score. It highlights the film's beautiful final shots and lends the final exit an air of playful hope.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2004
90% No End (Bez konca) (1985) A dated although nonetheless remarkable work of propaganda.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2004
67% Motorpsycho (1965) The scenario is keenly similar to that of the director's seminal Faster Pussycat!, only with the sex and preferred transportation of the main characters supplanted.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2004
No Score Yet Eve and the Handyman (1961) Eve illustrates one of Meyer's ironies, that he's a filmmaker with unpretentious chauvinist interests, yet his primary character is an empowered female.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2004
93% Lone Star (1996) Lone Star is intrinsically an aggregate of John Sayles' prior films, politically and racially.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2004
92% The Brother from Another Planet (1984) The principle character is an embellished creation, and serves to exaggerate peoples' intolerance - fundamentally, he is the most removed of Sayles' characters.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2004
43% The Brown Bunny (2004) Despite its languid, almost hypnotic pacing, The Brown Bunny is exalted with enormous suspense.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2004
96% Port of Shadows (Le Quai des Brumes) (2012) Despite the hospitality of any character in the film, Port of Shadows is a clinical tragedy, and its characters are sentenced to suffer the instant they enter the film.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2004
74% Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) The sex is intended to arouse, the violence to excite, and the combination enables Faster Pussycat's status as an absolute masterpiece of subversion.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2004
80% The Immoral Mr Teas (1959) Mr. Teas is fascinating as a cultural artifact, a film that relays a culture's sexual inhibition despite the fact that it was made to challenge that very trait.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2004
100% Russ Meyer's Vixen (1968) The dialogue of this film alone, without any visual accompaniment, would presage a much more explicit film, not to mention its entertainment in and of itself.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2004
100% Le samouraï (1967) Le Samouraï's narrative players are designed for easy interpretation. This fosters the plot's complication, as well as Melville's inimitably stylistic filmmaking‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2004
94% Days of Heaven (1978) Malick emphasizes both his characters' happiness and ignorance. This dilemma is acknowledged in the title, which implies that for Heaven to be existent so must Hell.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2004
100% Mamma Roma (1962) Because it is sublime, and because the confrontation of many of Pasolini's films can be an intimidation, it is among the controversial director's best films.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2004
97% The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) There are many features that contribute to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly's belated renown, and none as idiosyncratic as Ennio Morricone's score.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2004
No Score Yet Criticisms and rationality aside, each film in this set culminates in footage of one of Christo's completed projects, and in every case it's austere and quietly beautiful.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2004
95% A Short Film About Love (1988) For the characters in this film, love is a feeling of attachment and necessity, an emotion that is potentially harmful.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2004
90% A Short Film About Killing (1988) This is one of a preeminent filmmaker's most vital films.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2004
6% Johnson Family Vacation (2004) Johnson Family Vacation affords the viewer a single offering of suspense in wondering just how the mode of transportation (a very souped-up Lincoln) will be destroyed.‐ Boston Phoenix
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2004
100% Paris, Texas (1984) Paris, Texas uses the familiar thematic construct of the Western, and is conducted in somber nostalgia.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2004
83% Caged Heat (Caged Females) (Renegade Girls) (1974) Caged Heat is contractual exploitation, an example of Roger Corman's trademark bargain filmmaking with obligated nudity and violence.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2004
98% Eyes Without a Face (1962) Eyes Without a Face has the staging and rhythm of Noir, and, up until one incredible scene, employs horror with implication and ambiance.‐ Not Coming to a Theater Near You
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2004