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Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
41% Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (2016) "Willfully or not, the director misses one opportunity after another to pull back and assess. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 14, 2016
92% Our Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2016) "The movie bestows a forgiving compassion on all its troubled souls, even those of the misbehaving dead. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 7, 2016
70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "For all its blather about honor and courage the movie doesn't really go anywhere with its inquiry into the new evil. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 30, 2016
72% Wiener-Dog (2016) "Solondz gives no quarter, nor does he mince words about where we're all headed. His vision of our predicament is bleakly funny and weirdly heartfelt. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 23, 2016
75% Argentina (Zonda: folclore argentino) (2016) "Minor but highly watchable ... " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 16, 2016
49% Genius (2016) "Perkins' gifts are clearly on display, but the movie asks us to take Wolfe's brilliance on trust. That's a fatal weakness. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 9, 2016
89% The Witness (2016) "At its sharpest, The Witness is a careful inquiry into the tricks memory plays, and into how ambiguous events get reshaped into narratives that fit individual and collective needs. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 2, 2016
85% Chevalier (2016) "The stakes remain infantile, the black humor never flags, but the competition takes on a sinister savagery as bro-bonding alliances shift and hero-worship curdles into betrayal and resentment. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 26, 2016
86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Though Miller is a bit lighter on her feet here than in some of her other movies, Maggie's Plan doesn't clip along smartly enough for screwball. In the end, there just isn't enough chemistry to go round ... " ‐ NPR
Posted May 20, 2016
79% Sunset Song (2016) "Every rustling leaf and rustling cornstalk, every drop of rain pounding on stone, every tear of tissue paper, is lovingly drawn out. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 12, 2016
97% Dark Horse (2016) "It's true that Dark Horse relies a bit too heavily on commercial race footage. Yet the movie grows into uplift of a whole other kind. " ‐ NPR
Posted May 5, 2016
75% Viktoria (2016) "A powerful maternal melodrama spanning three generations of implacable women bound by blood, spilled milk and the tumult of a world in transition. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 28, 2016
84% The Meddler (2016) "The Meddler is warm and funny and astutely observant of the way so many mothers and daughters push and pull at each other and drive each other crazy, and never let go. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 21, 2016
94% Our Last Tango (Un Tango Más) (2016) "Satisfyingly overwrought ... " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 14, 2016
89% Applause (Applaus) (2010) "Let me say off the bat that without the transcendent performance of its star... Martin Pieter Zandvliet's drama about an allegedly recovering alcoholic trying to regain custody of her kids would add very little to the conversation. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 8, 2016
80% Look at Us Now, Mother! (2016) "Gayle Kirschenbaum explores her fraught relationship with her mother in this richly ambivalent documentary. " ‐ Variety
Posted Apr 7, 2016
81% Standing Tall (La Tête Haute) (2016) "The pleasure of Standing Tall lies in its intelligent fidelity to process, to the Sisyphean struggle that both Malony and his stubborn but tested protectors face. " ‐ NPR
Posted Apr 1, 2016
50% Lolo (2016) "Lolo is fun and fresh to look at: Violette's habitat is fashion-world, Centre-Pompidou new Paris, blessedly free of the Louvre-and-Seine shorthand that sells French movies to American audiences. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 24, 2016
97% Krisha (2016) "This is well-worn territory, but in the right hands the primal family drama bears infinite repeating. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 17, 2016
92% River of Grass (1995) "River of Grass is very funny, but in a more somber key it also test-drives what will become Reichardt's specialty: the transformation of cheerless wastelands into backdrops for journeys of the parched soul. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 10, 2016
97% Cemetery of Splendor (2016) "It's almost boring, until you give yourself over to the long, atmospherically still takes that cover every scene. The mood is serene, with an undertow of sadness. " ‐ NPR
Posted Mar 4, 2016
94% Colliding Dreams (2016) "At once compassionate and rueful, "Colliding Dreams" is recommended viewing for open minds, and essential viewing for those that remain snapped shut. " ‐ Variety
Posted Mar 3, 2016
61% Race (2016) "A handsomely mounted drama about a pivotal moment in the life of track star Jesse Owens ... " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 19, 2016
81% Glassland (2016) "The film is an intensely descriptive, head-to-the-ground mood piece, and when it's not talking too much, Glassland is the satisfyingly tangled love story of a boy and his mama. " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 11, 2016
95% Rams (Hrútar) (2016) "If the movie touches on universal issues of sibling rivalry, the psychological insight is almost incidental in what is an intensely particular and roughly tender tone piece. " ‐ NPR
Posted Feb 4, 2016
30% Mojave (2016) "On the plus side, the Mojave desert looks mighty handsome, and I really liked the twangy guitar. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 21, 2016
26% The Benefactor (2016) "Gere's deft showboating, with Fanning under-compensating beautifully at the other end of the seesaw, is quite enough to carry a movie whose potency surely depends on not spelling things out. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jan 14, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) "Pairing Rampling with Courtenay was an ingenious move, and not only because the two perform a beautifully calibrated pas de deux. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 24, 2015
96% Boy and the World (O Menino e o Mundo) (2015) "It's hard to put into words the wildly imagined beauty of director Ale Abreu's drawing, with crayons and other tools kids might use. " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 10, 2015
92% The Lady In The Van (2015) "Charming, if slightly over-sugared ... " ‐ NPR
Posted Dec 3, 2015
92% Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015) "There's plenty of wonderfully wild onstage footage and charming, behind-the-scenes goofing around here, and the movie is a fan's appreciation of how much exuberant fun Joplin could be on and offstage, of her ferocious work ethic and mischievous spirit. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 25, 2015
94% Carol (2015) "I'm betting that Highsmith, a bold stylist herself, would have loved Carol even though it's a Todd Haynes film in every fiber of its Douglas Sirk-inspired being. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 19, 2015
33% By The Sea (2015) "Roland and Vanessa's distress, vapid and insufficiently motivated to start with, is further imperiled by the director's heavy-handed screenwriting. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 13, 2015
97% Brooklyn (2015) "It's a measure of her power and of the spell cast by this lovely movie that for hours, maybe days after you leave the theater, you'll want to stick around and find out what's around the corner for this now voyager. " ‐ NPR
Posted Nov 5, 2015
95% The Wonders (2015) "Rohrwacher handles her material with a richly detailed naturalism and a keen eye for the risks posed by Wolfgang's Promethean grandstanding to his children. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 29, 2015
97% Heart of a Dog (2015) "It flows along, mimicking the continuous, fleeting, fragmentary flow of consciousness, the haze that lies between sleeping and waking, even between death and whatever lies behind it. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 22, 2015
80% The Assassin (2015) "With and without allegory, to watch The Assassin is to be carried along in the river of life, in all its ecstasy and terror. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 15, 2015
72% He Named Me Malala (2015) "Watching her in action, you understand why producers Walter Parks and Laurie Macdonald, who had planned to make a scripted biopic, met Malala, and decided that a documentary would be dandy. " ‐ NPR
Posted Oct 1, 2015
93% A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) "An engaging if heavily sugared portrait of a courageous woman triumphing over a disfiguring genetic mutation that prevents her from gaining weight. " ‐ Variety
Posted Sep 19, 2015
78% Time Out Of Mind (2015) "Gere is extraordinary here, and it says something about his disciplined, inward-facing performance, and about the movie's subtle visual strategies, that he's in almost every frame of Time Out of Mind, but only rarely at the center of it. " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 10, 2015
22% Before We Go (2015) "Slight and familiar but sweet enough for Saturday night, Before We Go is the umpteenth re-up of Brief Encounter, not that there's anything wrong with that. " ‐ NPR
Posted Sep 4, 2015
96% The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) "Muylaert's as alive to the comic possibilities of liberal guilt as she is to the plight of the ill-paid maids who quietly run innumerable households all around the Americas. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 27, 2015
40% She's Funny That Way (2015) "She's Funny That Way is a trifle. But it's a sweetly nostalgic trifle, especially if you're fond of classic screwball complete with overlapping quippage delivered at breakneck speed. " ‐ NPR
Posted Aug 20, 2015
94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "Best of Enemies bowls along smartly, with clips from the tapes spiced with intelligently snarky asides from friends and adversaries of the two men, and spliced with archival footage of the tumultuous times they addressed. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 31, 2015
98% Phoenix (2015) "True to genre and to the history it peels back, Phoenix boldly offers us a war without heroes, only ghosts of broken people moving through a broken world, searching in vain for their former selves. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 23, 2015
88% Mr. Holmes (2015) "Along with all the sighs and grunts, McKellen gives Sherlock a rich inner life troubled by moral and existential doubts. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 16, 2015
84% Do I Sound Gay? (2015) "Thorpe wryly treats his anxieties about his "gay" voice as an exercise in self-improvement, and winds up with a compelling portrait of internalized homophobia and liberation. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 9, 2015
95% Amy (2015) ""All I'm good for is making tunes," she tells one interviewer. "So leave me alone to do that." Her time ran out far too early, but the luck is all ours - we still have the voice. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jul 2, 2015
62% The Little Death (2015) "A winning humanity seeps through the high jinks. Lawson comes not to judge, but to assess the unintended consequences of sexual free play. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 25, 2015
82% The Overnight (2015) "Brice manages admirably to make his comedy at once daring and earnest, outlandish and relatable, obscene and sweet. " ‐ NPR
Posted Jun 18, 2015
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