Taylor Leverage

Taylor Leverage

Just a guy who likes movies.

Favorite films

  • No Country for Old Men
  • Rashomon
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Heat

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  • Last Chants for a Slow Dance

    ★½

  • The Cow

    ★★★★

  • Project A: Part II

    ★★★

  • Project A

    ★★½

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  • Last Chants for a Slow Dance

    Last Chants for a Slow Dance

    A community theatre-level production that happened to be shot on location instead of the rec center downtown. Just because a film has a lot of expletives doesn't make it any more honest about its subject matter - the struggles of working class Americans - than any of the decades of thematically similar works produced over the previous quarter century by people following in the tracks of Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams. The acting is amateurish, and not in a way…

  • The Cow

    The Cow

    ★★★★

    Totally unexpected; Mehrjui's The Cow is a piece of social criticism that bathes in its uniquely insular setting - a village in rural Iran - and a simple premise, a man's unexpected loss of his most treasured possession, his cow. As the only cow in the village, it is a status symbol that has evolved beyond simple property for Emizami's Masht Hasam, but an object that his affections (and perhaps pride) have attributed a vital importance to; as a result,…

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  • The Tomorrow War

    The Tomorrow War

    I'll fully admit that I really only watched this out of a combination of a love for bad action movies, and partly to fulfill my role as a good consumer, watching this super heavily promoted movie that I couldn't escape ads for.

    If you're thinking, "hey, this looks like a slightly altered version of Edge of Tomorrow, right down to the title," then you'd be very right, except that it also steals a lot from Alien. Judging this film by…

  • Rififi

    Rififi

    ★★★★½

    Cleverly shot and led by an exceptionally capable performance from Servais, Rififi is a rather unique blending of conventional noir themes and more dynamic, engaging elements; this isn't a '40s Bogart noir where a wise-cracking private dick cruises from room to room trying to piece together a convoluted conspiracy, but a three-act narrative that sews together story elements that could have easily been jarring. An atmospheric noir opening, a clever heist flick, and finally, the undoing of a criminal conspiracy…