Taylor Genovese

gonzo multimodal anthropologist.

sometimes i make films too.

Favorite films

  • The Fountain
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Embrace of the Serpent
  • First Cow

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  • After the Storm

    ★★★★½

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

  • On the Count of Three

    ★★★½

  • Cold Weather

    ★★★

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  • After the Storm

    After the Storm

    ★★★★½

    Wow.

    I saw Shoplifters a few years ago and loved it. This is just as good in a completely different way. It's slow and soulful—but never boring. This is exactly my kind of film. I really need to watch more from Kore-eda.

  • The Northman

    The Northman

    ★★★★

    As a sucker for Hamlet, I was the target audience for a retelling of the Legend of Amleth, the inspiration for Shakespeare’s play. The story is a bit reductive and repetitive, as most ancient myths are, but the art direction in this kept me enraptured the whole time. There were many times the aesthetic reminded me of The Fountain, which delighted me to no end.

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  • The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

    The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

    ★★★★½

    Although I don't agree with everything that Slavoj Žižek has to stay, it is hard for me not to love the guy and extend a friendly wipe of the nose and tug of the shirt in solidarity.

    And so on and so on.

  • Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler

    ★★★★½

    Sweet Jesus, Jake Gyllenhaal brings it in this film as Louis Bloom. I was completely convinced that he was a sociopath from his gaze that holds for just a little too long, to his highly analytical and fast talking dialogue that just sounds like Bloom is attempting to sound normal, to his love for matriarchal figures that he can manipulate. Actually, scratch that, he is somehow able to manipulate every single person in this film.

    It shouldn't be a surprise…