Ella Taylor

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  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    Delivering the news in the late 1940s that Universal Pictures would not release Stuart Schulberg's documentary about the 1945-46 Nuremberg trials of 22 senior Nazi officers, the company's public relations flack explained to the film's producers th...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    MEETING SPENCER I’d pay to see the great Jeffrey Tambor if he were starring in Daffy Duck: The Prequel. But though it’s a big thrill that the world’s finest character actor has his very own lead role, one wishes there were more m...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    IN A BETTER WORLD If The King’s Speech was a comfy middlebrow choice for Best Picture of 2010, how much more depressing was the Academy’s squandering of its foreign-language film trophy on Susanne Bier’s In a Better World? Displa...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES Like its predecessor, the first in what will surely grow into a moneymaking franchise spun off from Jeff Kinney’s hilarious stick-figure chronicles of pre-teen agony, part deux of Diary of a Wimpy Kid chug...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    WINTER IN WARTIME Updated for a skeptical age, this new World War II movie comes impeccably groomed in period-attentive tans and grays; is written in nonheroic dialogue to suggest ambiguities in the good-evil dichotomies of war stories past; and i...

  • 4 years ago | Film and TV

    CRACKS As boarding-school bodice-rippers go, this assured debut by British director and girls' school alumna Jordan Scott fairly bursts with pent-up carnality trying to ripen under rigid autocracy laden with lesbian denial. Shot in a lushly wild c...