Ella Taylor

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  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    The late Canadian writer Mordecai Richler, best known south of the border for the film version of his 1959 novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, was a bellicose practitioner of Jewish fiction in the manner of Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, wit...

  • 6 years ago

    Elia Suleiman’s third feature, The Time That Remains, is bookended by scenes of a panicked Israeli taxi driver lost somewhere in his own country—and that of the Arab passenger who sits, silent and shrouded in shadow, in the backseat. I...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    An odd duck of a romantic comedy from James L. Brooks, How Do You Know strays as far from a barrel of laughs as a writer/director formed by network television can get without losing his grip altogether. The movie’s rhythms are loose, disjoin...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Kept afloat by a great cast, Woody Allen’s latest foray into the perverse follies of mankind begins with a statutory quote from Macbeth about the futility of it all. But like so much of Allen’s work over the past decade, You Will Meet ...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    In the summer of 2007, two Western journalists dug in with a platoon of American soldiers on a 15-month deployment in the Korengal Valley, a strategic outpost near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan. The mountainous region was infested with ...

  • 6 years ago | Film and TV

    Say what you will, but Michael Patrick King knows how to stage a fabulous gay nuptial. Sex and the City 2 begins with flair and good humor at the wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone), complete with a gay men’s chor...

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