Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 20 hours ago | Film Reviews

    As a middle-aged woman, I rarely have a conversation with other middle-aged women in which the subject of movies "for us" fails to come up. As a critic, I don't really think of movies in terms of which ones are "for" me and which are not, but I kn...

  • In the movie world, Yves Saint Laurent -- the human being, not the brand -- is having a moment: Jalil Lespert's Yves Saint Laurent, starring the willowy-awkward Pierre Niney, was released last year. Now we have Bertrand Bonello's Saint...

  • As a middle-aged woman, I rarely have a conversation with other middle-aged women in which the subject of movies "for us" fails to come up. They just want something to go to see in the theater, something that tells a story about the things real...

  • 9 days ago | Film Reviews

    Fictional movies that tackle topical subjects often have about them the fusty air of a civics lesson, as if we're supposed to watch while pretending we're not being led down the path of righteousness. But writer-director Andrew Niccol's Good Kill ...

  • Fictional movies that tackle topical subjects often have about them the fusty air of a civics lesson, as if we're supposed to watch pretending that we're not being led down the path of righteousness. But writer-director Andrew Niccol's Good...

  • 16 days ago | Film Reviews

    Some people complain about sequels to beloved movies, while others welcome the possibility that a part deux might be even better than the first. Sometimes that happens: While The Godfather is great, The Godfather: Part II expands on its dramatic i...