Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor appears in the following:

A Family Fixer Struggles To Stay Afloat In 'Glassland'

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Irish writer-director Gerard Barrett gets fine performances from Jack Reynor and Toni Collette in this story of a young man who bears the burden of caring for his alcoholic mother.


After 40 Long Years, A Cold Winter For Estranged Brothers

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Rams, an Icelandic film that follows two feuding brothers through a crisis and a long winter, is an intense and tender tone piece that conveys deep and bitter loneliness.


'Mojave': At Least The Desert Is Good-Looking

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Mojave wastes a hirsute Oscar Isaac and a nice twangy guitar on an insufferable neo-noir about a Hollywood director followed a little too closely by a stranger.


'The Benefactor' Finds A Wealthy Man Emotionally Broke

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Writer-director Andrew Renzi uses the skills of Richard Gere to deftly draw a man whose wealth doesn't fully explain his inability to function with other people.


A Marriage Upended In '45 Years'

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Charlotte Rampling takes the lead in the story of a couple whose long and stable union is thrown off-balance by news that dredges up the past.


A Beautifully Drawn Journey With 'Boy And The World'

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Director Ale Abreu follows a boy on a search for his father in a beautiful Brazilian animated film.


Maggie Smith Excels As 'The Lady In The Van'

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Playwright Alan Bennett tells the unlikely but true story of a the homeless woman who parked her van in his driveway and lived there for 15 years.


'Janis: Little Girl Blue' Goes Beyond Cliches Of A Sad Childhood

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Amy Berg's new documentary talks to friends and lovers of the iconic singer to say more about her complicated life than you get from many rock-star docs.


Women In Love In The Ravishing 'Carol'

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Director Todd Haynes adapts a 1952 Patricia Highsmith novel about a divorcing woman who meets a young shop assistant.


A Pointless Portrait Of A Suffering Marriage 'By The Sea'

Friday, November 13, 2015

Angelina Jolie Pitt writes and directs herself and her real-life husband, Brad Pitt, as moody artists who drive to the coast to salvage their marriage in a vapid homage to 1970s European art films.


'Brooklyn' Follows A Dream In Ireland And New York

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Former child actress Saoirse Ronan finds a fully adult role in the adaptation of the Colm Toibin novel about a woman conflicted over pursuing her dreams in America or returning to Ireland.


'The Wonders' Of Family And Change

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Director Alice Rohrwacher focuses an observant eye on a rural family with a daughter nearly ready to take flight.


Feeling Sad Without Being Sad In 'Heart Of A Dog'

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Performance artist Laurie Anderson creates a feature-length, mixed-media collage dedicated to the peculiar qualities of grief.


A Most Unusual And Beautiful 'Assassin'

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The latest work from Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien finds a ninth-century woman trained to be an assassin questioning the path that lies ahead.


An Activist Examined In 'He Named Me Malala'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

A new documentary follows the well-known young activist who survived being shot, won a Nobel Peace Prize, and still advocates for education for girls.


Suspense And Emotion Teeter Alongside Each Other In 'The Walk'

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Aside from a shaky French accent from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Walk is pretty compelling once it actually gets to the story of a famous wire walk between the twin towers.


Richard Gere Shines In The Bleak 'Time Out Of Mind'

Thursday, September 10, 2015

A new film follows a homeless man working constantly to survive on the streets of New York City and traces his challenge to hold on to his identity.


A Slight Night In New York From A Moonlighting Superhero

Friday, September 04, 2015

The directorial debut of Chris Evans is a simple banter-based romantic story about a couple bumping into each other in Grand Central Station.


A 'Second Mother,' Trapped In Service

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Brazilian filmmaker Anna Muylaert's comedy suggests that to look at a society's political health, you look at the way the help is treated — like the housekeeper at the story's center.


'She's Funny That Way': Old-School Comedy With An Old-School Premise

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The new film from director Peter Bogdanovich returns to familiar patterns about young women and older men, but it breathes some life into even its apparent cliches.