Ella Taylor appears in the following:
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Roth's mercurial 2008 coming-of-age novel gets a dutiful, sober-minded adaptation undercut by a miscast Logan Lerman in the film's lead role.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
A new documentary about motivational speaker Tony Robbins falls helplessly under the coal-walking life-coach's magnetic, intoxicating sway.
Thursday, July 07, 2016
While less emotionally urgent than some of director Hirokazu Kore-eda's previous work, Our Little Sister retains the director's interest in the plight of emotionally neglected children.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
A professor (Ewan McGregor) gets drawn into a seedy and violent world of criminal intrigue by a boisterous Mafioso (Stellan Skarsgard).
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Director Todd Solondz follows an adorable dachshund as it passes from one blisteringly lonely suburbanite to another. The result is a film that manages to be deeply pessimistic but never cynical.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Director Carlos Saura takes the viewer through a single, stunning performance of Argentinian dance in which political themes emerge from the continuous flow of music, motion and mood.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Michael Grandage's strangely staid film about novelist Thomas Wolfe and his editor Maxwell Perkins struggles to capture the passions that drove their famously explosive professional relationship.
Thursday, June 02, 2016
The murder of Kitty Genovese became a symbol of all that was wrong with big-city neighbors, but in a new documentary, Genovese's brother considers the complexities of recollection and responsibility.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Athina Rachel Tsangari's black comedy about men who undertake a petty but brutal competition while aboard a yacht together may or may not be a political allegory.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
There's not quite enough chemistry to elevate the story of a young woman determined to make herself a family, despite a typically clever turn from Greta Gerwig in the lead.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Terence Davies' Sunset Song is the tacitly feminist tale of a woman, played by Agyness Deyn, who is at least partially freed by owning land and acting on her own anger.
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Louise Osmond's documentary captures the spirit of a community group that came together to train and race a horse they named Dream Alliance.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
A dictator commandeers and pampers a young girl in Maya Vitkova's boldly visceral fairy tale.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne play mother and daughter in a story that, for once, recognizes that there's a solid argument to be made for a mom who gives, if anything, too much of herself.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Argentina's premier tango couple is the subject of an ambitiously structured film that mixes dance with the story of a relationship that was both passionate and problematic.
Friday, April 01, 2016
Emmanuelle Bercot's sympathetic drama follows a young man who encounters a variety of well-meaning allies, including a judge played by Catherine Deneuve.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Julie Delpy directed and co-wrote the film in which she stars as a woman whose son is determined to break up her relationship with her new boyfriend.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Director Trey Edward Shults expands his highly praised short into Krisha, a film drawn in part from his own family's story — and starring some of his relatives as well as himself.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
A reissue of the 1994 first film from director Kelly Reichardt shows that her talent for transforming cheerless landscapes into backdrops for soulful journeys can be delivered with humor, too.
Friday, March 04, 2016
In Cemetery of Splendor, a new film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, an older Thai woman, Jen, is led around the grounds of a ramshackle building in provincial Thailand by an ecstatic young psychic named Keng. As they move about, we see only piles of dead leaves and old or broken statues, ...