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Ella Taylor is a film critic who was a staff writer for the LA Weekly and Village Voice Media, writing film and book reviews, interviews, profiles, and cultural and political commentary from 1989 to 2009, when she and much of the staff were laid off.
She currently writes about film for NPR.org, Village Voice Media, and the New York Times. She also reviews books for the Los Angeles Times, and she teaches in the Cinema School at the University of Southern California.
She's won several awards, including the Greater Los Angeles Press Club National Entertainment Journalism Award in Film Criticism (2008), and the National Entertainment Journalism Award in Film Criticism (2007).
She's the author of the book Prime-Time Families: Television Culture in Post-War America, and a contributor to Quentin Tarantino Interviews, Gerald Peary (ed.), and to 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, Steven Jay Schneider (ed.).
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