A Pacific Northwest native, C. Taylor is a digital designer whose development experience in the digital realm fueled a passion to explore and write about the world around us.  Her short fiction work has appeared in the 2005 and 2006 editions of ULE.  She is an active member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and is currently writing an online novel: Participant

You can catch up with her on Twitter: @ctaylor


Her philosophy on approaching films:

“The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.” – Bertrand Russell.

Her film commentaries can be found on Mediocrity is the New Genius, Next Projection, and UK Film News.



Actress – toughest area for me.  I have many, many favorite actors.  Sandra Bullock and Julianne Moore are – far and away – performers who will get me in a theater opening weekend for any film in which they appear.  Both performers are masters of their craft.  Put them together in a film and my head would probably explode.


Actor – I have far fewer favorite male actors.  If the criteria is based on whom I would see (in any genre, in any film, on opening weekend) I would probably settle in around John Cusack and Jason Statham – for wildly different reasons.

John Cusack has built a career on his ability to play romantic and comedic leads, but there’s something about his performances that always feels sad.  I think it’s that sadness I’m drawn to.

Jason Statham is a man’s man and I know what to expect when I see one of his films.  Sometimes you just want hard hitting action.  For that, I turn to Statham.


Director – Alfred Hitchcock, Lisa CholodenkoKrzysztof Kieślowski, Luc Besson, Roman Polanski.

CinematographerSven NykvistJanusz Kamiński



* romantic comedy:  The Holiday (2006)

* drama: Black Swan (2010)

* horror:  28 Days Later (2007),  Psycho (1960)

* suspense: Vertigo (1958)

* indie: Halloween (1978) … yes, that was an independent!

teen comedy: Juno (2007)

* feautre length animation: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001),  Renaissance (2006)

sci-fi: Sunshine (2007) and, of course, Alien

* political thriller: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

zombie film: Shaun of the Dead (2004)



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