Taylor Baker

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I love stories. Especially visual stories. My reviews will oscillate between long-windedness and scarcely a sentence. My hope is…

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  • The Great Hack

    The Great Hack

    ★★

    If you want me to save you roughly two hours, data rights are important and we need to talk about how to categorize them and hold large data companies accountable. If you want to read what I thought of The Great Hack, read on.

    Under-specific, disjointed, overproduced, unreliably presented, overtly biased, and passively boring. There is an interesting overuse of the word Psychology and it's numerous suffixes, and an equally interesting complete lack of the word Sociology and it's suffixes…

  • The New World

    The New World

    ★★★★★

    Discussed HERE

    "There's something I know when I'm with you that I forget when I'm away. Tell me, my love. Did you wish for me to come back and live with you again?" -Captain Smith

    Almost 15 years ago this was my first Malick film. I must have been in my last year of middle school or thereabouts when this picture floored me and wracked my young mind with feeling I was unequipped to fully collate. I didn't know how…

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  • Siberia

    Siberia

    ★★★★

    I'm fairly certain I watched Siberia, however it is very possible I just woke up from a nap where I dreamt I watched it.

    The shift of mundanity to vigorousness is drawing for brief moments, I'm not all too sure exactly how I feel about this one. I've seen the proto, meta, and archetypal explored in far more engaging ways. But none of those are so unspecific and uniquely committed as this. It strikes me as a dream in a…

  • Altman

    Altman

    ★★★★

    As someone who has shamefully seen only one Altman film this was a great overview to assist my comprehension as I work thru his filmography.

    As for Altman himself, dagnabbit do I like the cut of his jib.

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  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★★

    What a killer way to teach someone how to cope with death.

    I was wrapped up in Midsommar the entire time. It felt like an unflinching and uncompromising bit of autership that rubbed me in all the right ways, regarding death, paranoia, loneliness, fear, desire, and unspoken truth. As of now I like it more than Hereditary. We'll see if that's true on rewatch.

    Super rich world, very tapestral and nuanced. The attention to detail with a particular side character suffering injuries made the world feel incredibly real. Ari Aster is out here making movies that will transcend generations.

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★½

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    No substance to content. One of the most droll and uninteresting high profile pictures in a long time. Everything felt mashed together without cohesion, the socio-economic and political points made were undercut by it's very narrative. The basic premise of Triple Frontier watered down with moments that are poorly stylized and seem to belong to entirely different films. I don't know what movie everyone else is seeing because this was as close to awful as I've seen from…