Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 6 days ago | Film Reviews

    Some movies are indefensible, and Ted 2 is one of them. Not only is this a movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear; it's the sequel to an earlier movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear. But I laughed and laughed at Ted 2 —...

  • Some movies are indefensible, and Ted 2 is one of them. Not only is this a movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear; it's the sequel to an earlier movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear. But I laughed and laughed at...

  • What began in 1977 as a five-member punk band at the University of Leeds has survived against the odds for more than 35 years, by morphing into a sort of rock & roll collective that long ago pushed off the shores of punk to navigate the even...

  • Mia Hansen-Løve's lucid and shimmering movie memoir traces the sloping rise and even more meandering fall of a French techno DJ across some 20 years. Eden isn't even about anything as broad as electronic dance music: It deals...

  • There’s no one right way to show mental illness in the movies, yet there are hundreds of ways to get it wrong. Even though certain disorders come with specific traits, a diagnosis is not a human being, and doomed is the actor who just...

  • 20 days ago | Film Reviews

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl may not be the best teen cancer weepie ever made, if there even is a best teen cancer weepie. But it's surely the most adorable, for better or worse — less like The Fault in Our Stars and more like Diary of a...