All posts by Taylor Burns

Taylor writes about film because films are better than life. He tells people he's freelance but really he pulls pints in his local - with a bit of writing on the side. He says Chinatown is a perfect movie and tells us to tell you that he's right. Elsewhere he is a published poet but says he won't bore you with the details. He lives in Oxford where he studied. It was Oxford Brookes, not "Oxford Oxford", but still.
  • 8½ (1963) – Review****

    Maybe it’s because I watched it on a hangover, but 8½ didn’t quite impress me like it has so many others over time. Fellini’s classic,...

  • Good Kill – Review****

    “War all the time” —Charles Bukowski. Since 9/11 the US has bombarded Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and countless other countries with drone strikes. These drones, or...

  • Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck – Review****

    The first thing to take away from Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck is just how many great tracks Nirvana have. From the iconic ‘Smells Like...

  • Bypass – Review *

    It’s a shame that my first review for this site has to be a hatchet job, but Bypass, the new film from Duane Hopkins (Better...