Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 11 days ago | Film Reviews

    The sequence that opens True Story tells you plenty about what you're in for: A rumpled teddy bear drifts down from our vantage point like a puffy brown snowflake, landing with slow-motion deliberateness on the form of a PJ-clad toddler curled up ...

  • British director Rupert Goold's debut feature is a too-tasteful movie about a deeply unsavory subject: In 2002, ambitious and prolific New York Times reporter Michael Finkel -- here played by Jonah Hill -- was fired for bending the facts...

  • Filmmaking for grown-ups is so scarce these days that it's tempting to grade Daniel Espinosa's bleak, bone-crunching thriller Child 44 on a curve: Tom Hardy plays dutiful secret police agent Leo Demidov, who stomps around Stalinist Russia...

  • It's nearly impossible to persuade the average American citizen, especially if he's a straight man, that haute couture has a reason to exist. The phrase isn't just a catch-all for "really expensive clothes," as it's commonly misunderstood,...

  • 18 days ago | Film Reviews

    No one likes the idea of growing older, and anyone who claims he does is lying, either to you or to herself. The anxiety of aging actors is particularly acute, not necessarily because they feel the passage of time intensely but because, having the...

  • Clouds of Sils Maria may not cut as deeply as Olivier Assayas's movies tend to. But then its greatest value may lie in the fact that it gives two fine actresses something intriguing to dive into. Juliette Binoche, as fictional movie diva...