Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor appears in the following:

Opaque Storytelling Leaves Rachel Weisz's Character A 'Complete Unknown'

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Weisz plays a woman who's spent her life creating new identities, but the filmmakers leave her motivations, and her character, frustratingly unmoored and unclear.


'Indignation,' Based On Philp Roth's Autobiographical Novel, Marred By Miscasting

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.


'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' Fawns Over Its Charismatic Subject

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A new documentary about motivational speaker Tony Robbins falls helplessly under the coal-walking life-coach's magnetic, intoxicating sway.


A Story Of Sisters And The Pain They Carry

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.


Le Carre Adaptation Takes 'Our Kind of Traitor' On A Tour Of The Underworld

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).


Solondz's 'Wiener-Dog': A Cute Pooch Sets Out On A Picaresque Tour Of Human Pathos

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.


Saura's 'Argentina': A Passionately Political Dance Documentary

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.


A Volatile Literary Partnership Is Ill-Served By The Dry, Stagey 'Genius'

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.


'The Witness' Looks Back At Those Accused Of Ignoring A Murder

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.


Competitive Men Are At Sea In 'Chevalier'

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.


A Romance Askew In 'Maggie's Plan'

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.


After A 'Sunset Song,' Tomorrow Is Another Day

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.


A 'Dark Horse' In The Elite World Of British Racing

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.


A Maternal Melodrama Unfolds Around An Unusual Girl In 'Viktoria'

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A dictator commandeers and pampers a young girl in Maya Vitkova's boldly visceral fairy tale.


Finally, Some Justice For Busybody Moms In 'The Meddler'

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.


'Our Last Tango': A Dance Movie With A Personal Storm At Its Center

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.


'Standing Tall' Tells Of Troubled Kids And Those Who Try To Help Them

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.


'Lolo' Is A Comedy Of Female Bad Manners

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.


A Family Holiday And A Familiar Face

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.


Reichardt's 'River Of Grass' Reissued: A First Film At A Fast Pace

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.