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

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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Human Flow is a documentary directed by Ai Weiwei that explores the everyday lives of people fleeing various conflicts around the world. Elevation Pictures hide caption

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Elevation Pictures

Amusing, But Not Amused: Judi Dench stars as the Queen of England and the Empress of India in Victoria and Abdul. Peter Mountain/Focus Features hide caption

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Peter Mountain/Focus Features

Reese Witherspoon stars as Alice Kinney, a recently separated mother of two who moves back in with her mother (Candice Bergen) for a fresh start. Karen Ballard/Open Road hide caption

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Karen Ballard/Open Road

Lord Louis Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville), Mahatma Gandhi (Neeraj Kabi) and Lady Edwina Mountbatten (Gillian Anderson) smile politely in The Viceroy's House. Kerry Monteen/IFC Films hide caption

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Kerry Monteen/IFC Films

Kiersey Clemons and Callum Turner in The Only Living Boy in New York. Niko Tavernise/Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Niko Tavernise/Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions

L to R: Elle Fanning as Alicia (Elle Fanning), Miss Martha (Nicole Kidman), Edwina (Kirsten Dunst), Jane (Angourie Rice), Amy (Oona Laurence), Emily (Emma Howard), and Marie (Addison Riecke) in The Beguiled Ben Rothstein /Focus Features hide caption

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Ben Rothstein /Focus Features