Ella Taylor

Film Critic

Ella Taylor is a freelance film critic, book reviewer and feature writer living in Los Angeles.

Born in Israel and raised in London, Taylor taught media studies at the University of Washington in Seattle; her book Prime Time Families: Television Culture in Post-War America was published by the University of California Press.

Taylor has written for Village Voice Media, the LA Weekly, The New York Times, Elle magazine and other publications, and was a regular contributor to KPCC-Los Angeles' weekly film-review show FilmWeek.

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Susan Sarandon plays Marnie, a widow who follows her daughter across the country, in The Meddler. Jaimie Trueblood/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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A digitally restored reissue of River of Grass, the rarely-seen 1994 debut feature of Kelly Reichardt, made its American premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

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Stephan James (center) stars as Jesse Owens and Jason Sudeikis (right) stars as Larry Snyder in Stephen Hopkins' Race. Thibault Grabherr/Courtesy of Focus Features hide caption

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