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Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor writes about film for NPR.org and other outlets, and teaches in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.

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Less Is More: Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

Performances

Less Is More: Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria

No one has utilized the actress’s elusive minimalism and artful underplaying to more brilliantly complicated effect than French director Olivier Assayas.

By Ella Taylor

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Certain Women: Trapped Under the Big Sky
Certain Women: Trapped Under the Big Sky

The wide-open vistas of Montana are the backdrop for three interlocking stories about women confronting the disappointments of small-town life.

By Ella Taylor

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45 Years: Fissures
45 Years: Fissures

With his unique blend of British realism and romantic fatalism, director Andrew Haigh exposes the quiet desperation at the heart of a long marriage.

By Ella Taylor

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