Elliot Taylor

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Favorite films

  • In Bruges
  • The Lighthouse
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Barry Lyndon

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  • The Lobster

    ★★★★½

  • Psycho

    ★★★½

  • Paprika

    ★★★★

  • American Psycho

    ★★★★½

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  • Psycho

    Psycho

    ★★★½

    Now of course it’s iconic as fuck, with some dialogue, performances (Norman), and editing that are genuinely astounding and have held up incredibly well. The story is innovative in its structure and the way that it breaks so many rules in terms of its narrative and content and it really pushed the boundaries of what mainstream films were allowed to do. 

    However, on this viewing especially the problems were much more apparent to me. The romance is awkward and uncomfortable,…

  • Poor Things

    Poor Things

    ★★★★½

    Incredibly dry, absurd, and transgressive as usual for Yorgos Lanthimos. Everyone did a fantastic job on this movie, with the costumes, sets, props, backgrounds, performances, editing, cinematography, and everything else being top notch for this insane journey through a neo-futurist late Victorian era Odyssey across the world. 

    Bella is such an interesting little case study of a human growing up and learning what the world is like and all the great and terrible things in it, and it was incredibly…

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  • The Lobster

    The Lobster

    ★★★★½

    Perfect viewing for the most romantic month of the year 💖

    P.S. - I’d want to be a shark (but also I’m indecisive as fuck and will change my mind in the next hour)

  • Paprika

    Paprika

    ★★★★

    My b guys I just really like parades

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  • The Last Stage

    The Last Stage

    ★★★

    At the very least, seeing this film was a unique experience. 

    In terms of the literal technical aspects of the film, it seems like fairly standard stuff for a film made in the late 40's. It's shot decently, with some shots sticking out in my mind. It's edited kinda poorly, but it felt like a lot of that was because of how poorly the film was preserved so that each stretch of more than five minutes was its own reel…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★★★

    Christopher Nolan Ranked

    First up, I watched this as part of a much anticipated Barbenheimer double feature and I really like what I wrote about Barbie, so please go read that review as well, posted just before this one. 

    Before I start trying to find tangible faults in this movie, I want to say that I was gripped by it for the duration of its runtime, which is no small feat for a film this long and this detailed and…