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2007 Stories by Ella Taylor

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  • Define Family

    published December 20, 2007

    Simmering below the squeamish elder-care euphemism "uncharted territory" is a fearful awareness that, when it comes to dealing with the growing... More >>

  • Sorry State of Affairs

    published December 13, 2007

    Re-reading Ian McEwan's Atonement last weekend, my first thought was: I hope to God that Joe Wright — whose broadly grinning... More >>

  • Small Wonder

    published November 15, 2007

    Midway through the amiable children's movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, there comes a speech that I'll wager writer/director Zach... More >>

  • Here, Baby, Here

    published November 1, 2007

    I hope people ask me, 'Where did you find that local actress?'" Ben Affleck told Amy Ryan when he cast her as a wreck of a single mother in his... More >>

  • Friends With Benefits

    published July 19, 2007

    I wanted to hate I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, truly I did. Two straight guys pretending to be gay (insert fiscal excuse... More >>

  • Ogreload

    published May 17, 2007

    Coming out of Shrek the Third, I asked the two smart preteen girls I had in tow what they had liked about the picture. Projectile vomiting... More >>

  • Mormons: They're Just Like Us

    published May 10, 2007

    Directed by Garry Marshall. Written by Mark Andrus. Starring Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Dermot Mulroney, and Felicity Huffman. Rated R. More >>

  • Memory Loss

    published May 10, 2007

    Written and directed by Sarah Polley. Based on a short story by Alice Munro. Starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Michael Murphy, Kristen... More >>

  • BookScan

    published April 5, 2007

    Lest we imagine that the publishing industry went to hell only after James Frey and J.T. Leroy clambered on board, here comes Lasse Hallström... More >>

  • Culture Clash

    published March 22, 2007

    Packed with female book club members, a screening of Mira Nair's The Namesake left no doubt about the film's target audience. If anyone's... More >>

  • Miss Congeniality

    published February 1, 2007

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  • Best Damn Movies of 2006

    published January 4, 2007

    It's official: Hollywood has run out of original ideas. If you thought 2006 was bad, just wait. In 2007, the studios will give up on... More >>

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