simon taylor

simon taylor

quick reviews of movies, old and new

Favorite films

  • Drive
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • House
  • Modern Times

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  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage


  • 2 Fast 2 Furious


  • The Turbo Charged Prelude for 2 Fast 2 Furious

Recent reviews

  • Pokémon Detective Pikachu

    Pokémon Detective Pikachu


    yeah the story and script were mediocre but wow I am in love with how the pokémon were adapted to live action. it’s a novelty that could birth entire franchises and i would not object. hell, even if they wanted to just show the pokémon (a la Snap) i’d be at the cinema day 1

  • Gremlins



    an all out attack on the consumerism of christmas—and 80s america—centred on insensitive upper class greed and the naked opportunism that runs through even the most basic aspects of commodity-based capitalist culture. in my rewatch i really noticed how strongly spielberg pronounces economic precariousness in a modern world of deepening hierarchal power and economic stratification observed in open malice and class antagonism. the post-kindness world of Gremlins values luxury over empathy for not only the cogs of society's growing financialization,…

Popular reviews

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road


    "I live, I die, I live again!"
    Beautifully orchestrated and brilliantly composed, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is a triumph. The look, the action, the characters, the story, the thematic complexity, everything. This is George Miller's true, unflinching masterpiece.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World


    Bryce Dallas Howard's assistant gets picked up by a pterodactyl, dropped, picked up again, thrown in the water, picked up, dropped, picked up, dropped, picked up, dropped, then gets eaten alive. They took a minute to kill this innocent chick that hasn't done anything just to be like "oooooh scary". Not to mention the film can't pick a tone to work with. JURASSIC WORLD thinks it's a fun summer action blockbuster, but also thinks it's a dark, frightening showcase of nature. This creates a very inconsistent tone, and a tensionless film. Ugh.