Ella Taylor appears in the following:
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Director Christian Petzold sets his thrillers in critical periods of German history. Phoenix follows a concentration camp survivor returning to 1945 Berlin.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
While many versions of the classic detective rely on a lack of expression of emotion to define his character, the aging Sherlock played by Ian McKellen has feelings — regrets especially.
Thursday, July 09, 2015
In a new documentary, a gay man tries to change the sound of his voice and wonders why, exactly, he thinks he should.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
A new documentary about singer Amy Winehouse goes beyond biopic standards to reveal a woman whose pains and successes were both well-earned.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Josh Lawson's first feature, a sex comedy, visits with couples who agree to explore their fantasies and find unexpected consequences for real life.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
A new comedy starring Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling tests the boundaries of good taste for both the two couples at its center and the film itself.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Mark Ruffalo plays a father struggling with bipolar disorder in Maya Forbes' domestic comedy based on the director's experience with her own dad.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The documentary The Wolfpack follows a family led by parents so anxious about the outside world, that for years they largely kept their children from encountering it at all.
Thursday, June 04, 2015
A new adaptation of Vera Brittain's memoir Testament Of Youth isn't really necessary, but a strong turn from actress Alicia Vikander is a highlight.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
The delightful romantic comedy Results, from mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski, has sympathy for the earnest aspirations of its gym-dwelling characters.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
The latest film from the beloved Studio Ghibli weaves a tale of a girl learning to face her past.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
A thriller directed by noted documentarian Amy Berg and written by Nicole Holofcener is stacked with plenty of talent, but it can't quite live up to the promise of its twisty-sounding plot.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Bertrand Bonello's portrait of famed designer Yves Saint Laurent is cannily edited so that the film recalls the designer's impeccably cut styles.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Carey Mulligan plays the role once occupied by Julie Christie, but her very different take may be too controlled for its own good.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
To its credit, this story of an Orthodox Jewish woman struggling with her faith doesn't shortchange all it offers. But her encounter with a man who might offer a different future doesn't satisfy.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Ella Taylor says this heartfelt first feature appears at the beginning to be trafficking in cliches about teenage girls, but it ultimately asks questions about secrecy and the growth of public fear.
Thursday, April 02, 2015
This drama about the woman who sued to recover a famous painting taken from her family is miscast, but it still manages to tell a moving populist tale of the power of one determined person.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Celebrated director Wim Wenders tells the story of photographer Sebastio Salgado, whose essays on human tragedy have attracted both praise and criticism.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Working in at least a little lower key than usual, Al Pacino plays an aging singer opposite a charming and practical woman played by Annette Bening.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The west coast studio musicians behind some of the best music of the '60s and '70s have rarely been recognized, but a new documentary aims to set that right.