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Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) has been working on his acting career this year, already appearing as a stoner in “Good Mourning” and a criminal-on-the-run in “One Way.” He even made a cameo in “Jackass Forever.” For “Taurus,” Baker attempts a much more dramatic role, working with writer/director Tim Sutton (“Donnybrook”) to bring elements of his real life to a story of a music star and his battle with drugs, fame, and mental illness. We’ve seen this saga before (many, many times), inspiring Sutton to return to his habitual shapeless moviemaking ways, hoping to approach the sameness of privileged misery with an art-film take on the downfall of a wounded soul. “Taurus” certainly takes time to depict the messiness of addiction, but Sutton remains too detached from the main character, failing to connect to whatever humanity Baker is aching to find in his performance. Read the rest at


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