Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 10 days ago | Film and TV

    Even if you've never seen or heard of a movie called She Killed in Ecstasy, isn't it lovely to know that such a thing exists in the world? That 1971 eroto-thriller was a creation of prolific, Spanish-born writer-director Jess Franco, who had a las...

  • 10 days ago | Film and TV

    There's something bracingly honest about The Humbling, Barry Levinson's movie about a 67-year-old Shakespearean actor, played by Al Pacino, who, after being struck with crippling anxiety, gets his mojo restored — some of it, anyway — b...

  • Kevin Macdonald's Black Sea is so almost-terrific that it's ultimately more disappointing than a movie that's merely badly or carelessly made. Macdonald takes great care with the pacing, building Black Sea's sense of claustrophobic...

  • There's something bracingly honest about The Humbling, Barry Levinson's movie about a 67-year-old Shakespearean actor, played by Al Pacino, who, after being struck with crippling anxiety, gets his mojo restored -- some of it, anyway -- by...

  • Peter Strickland has made his wondrous erotic study The Duke of Burgundy into a love letter to the supersoftcore Seventies fever dreams of European directors like Jess Franco and Tinto Brass, with a splash or two of Buñuel daubed...

  • No matter how you end up feeling about it, there sure is a lot of movie in Mommy, Xavier Dolan's exuberant melodrama about an emotional firecracker of a teenager who, after being kicked out of a specialized school for setting the cafeteria...