Charles Taylor


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  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    People's memories of Jean-Luc Godard’s 1964 Band of Outsiders (showing in a new 4K restoration) tend to emphasize the obvious delights: the scene where the three young leads (Anna Karina, Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) do the Madison in a Paris ca...

  • Fleet and breezy, Tab Hunter Confidential follows the career of the preposterously good-looking star who was Warner Bros.' No. 1 attraction in the '50s — and whose movie career was all but finished by the early '60s. Based on...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Star presence, that distillation of charisma and sometimes glamour, lies at the heart of the movies' appeal. The star presence James Harvey evokes so richly in his new book, Watching Them Be, is never simply about physical beauty. Harvey rightly p...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    In its journey from reviled groundbreaker (a studio release with an intentional NC-17 rating) to revered camp classic, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls is yet to be considered, as no less than the great French director Jacques Rivette has called i...

  • 12 years ago | Film and TV

    It’s all in the eyes. There have been actresses since Sissy Spacek whose big, wet peepers have given the impression that they’re peering at the world fresh from the lily pad (Molly Parker, for one). But not one of them has conveyed the...


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