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

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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John (Jack Reynor) must work for a petty criminal to pay for his mother's rehab program in the new film Glassland. Patrick Redmond/Courtesy of Film Movement hide caption

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