Ella Taylor appears in the following:
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A Jersey girl dreams of rap stardom in this "conventional dramedy" that highlights star Danielle Macdonald's charisma but reduces other characters to types.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
In director Marc Webb's indulgent coming-of-age tale, a young Manhattan writer believes the world revolves around him. Unfortunately, the film believes the same thing.
Thursday, August 03, 2017
A gay man saunters through the French countryside, pursued by his lover, in this loose meditation on the perks and pitfalls of hooking up.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
This sweetly funny tale of a recently widowed Orthodox Jew struggling to care for his son offers a humane and sympathetic view of life in a Hasidic enclave.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
In this unsentimental, unflinching, increasingly harrowing film, a young woman in Victorian England internalizes the various cruelties visited upon her ... until she doesn't.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Lara Stolman's documentary follows three members of a swim team made up entirely of athletes with autism. The team offers community and support — to the swimmers, and to their parents.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Errol Morris' unusually straightforward documentary about portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman is as charming as its sunny, voluble subject.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sofia Coppola's lush visual aesthetic infuses this study in sublimated lust with just enough sly, Southern-Gothic bodice-ripping to intrigue and satisfy.
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White collaborate on a film featuring Salma Hayek as a healer who finds herself at a very uncomfortable meal.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Zoe Lister-Jones and Adam Pally star in an ambling but insightful comedy about a couple that uses music to stop fighting.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Bryan Cranston plays a man who settles in to spy on his own family in Wakefield, a story with roots going all the way back to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Critic Ella Taylor loved this "beautiful and beguiling" tale of a Tel Aviv woman determined to let God provide her a last-minute groom.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
They've lost their son. The shiva is over. Now, Eyal (Shai Avivi) and Vicky (Jenya Dodina) "veer off on separate tracks of crazed non-coping" says critic Ella Taylor.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Director Terry George's historical drama about three people swept up in the 1915 massacre of Armenians lacks subtlety and sophistication, but features powerful, visceral imagery.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Filmmaker Terence Davies has found his ideal subject with this Emily Dickinson biopic, and a fiery performance by Cynthia Nixon challenges notions of the poet as a dour recluse.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Critic Ella Taylor says this quirky love story "shimmers with the magic of a fairy tale" yet "has its feet firmly planted on the ground of Japan's past and present."
Thursday, March 30, 2017
A filmmaker returns to the former East Germany to uncover family secrets and explore how life behind the Berlin Wall traded on civilian informants and an insidious collective obedience.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Hirokazu Kore-eda's drama about a stalled writer's attempts to make peace with his extended family is a quiet and meticulously wrought character study.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
An unsparing, unsentimental Julian Barnes novel gets a straightforward treatment — and a tacked-on, falsely redemptive ending — in Ritesh Batra's film.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Critic Ella Taylor admires the performances, but says director Bart Freundlich's latest is a "modestly pleasing, unsurprising indie about a family undone by anger issues."