Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 7 days ago | Film and TV

    CANNES, France — “Je m’appelle Max.” Now that’s an opening line, so much better in French, and it’s just one reason I’m glad I waited to see Mad Max: Fury Road here in Cannes on the morning of the festival...

  • 9 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...

  • 9 days ago | Film Reviews

    The most beautiful and haunting words in John Pirozzi's vibrant documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock & Roll are heard at the beginning: "When we were young, we loved being modern." That line has the succinct poetry of a...

  • 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 pretending that we’re not being led down the path of righteousness. But writer-director Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill i...

  • There's enough to laugh at in Pitch Perfect 2, and the singing is fun, but the movie doesn't match or exceed the polyphonic jubilance of its predecessor. It tries to fork over many of the pleasures of the first movie without changing them...

  • 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...