Stephanie Zacharek

Stephanie Zacharek was the principal film critic at the Village Voice from 2013 to 2015. She is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and of the National Society of Film Critics. In 2015 Zacharek was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.

Her work also appeared in the publications of the Voice’s film partner, Voice Media Group: LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly.

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  • Bees are such tiny, seemingly inconsequential creatures, yet milligram for milligram they affect the landscape in profound ways. You could say the same about small, delicate movies like Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher’s 2014 Cannes Grand...

  • 9 months ago | Film and TV

    Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin's sweet nectarine of a jazz standard "Easy Living" figures, in a glancing yet potent way, in Todd Haynes' Carol, adapted from Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel The Price of Salt. Although the lyrics speak of contentment —...

  • Cynthia Nixon is such a terrific actress that she can steady even the wobbliest material. In writer-director Josh Mond's modestly scaled family drama James White, she plays Gail, the mother of 20-something underachiever James (Christopher...

  • Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin's sweet nectarine of a jazz standard "Easy Living" figures, in a glancing yet potent way, in Todd Haynes' Carol, adapted from Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel The Price of Salt. Even though the lyrics...

  • 9 months ago | Film and TV

    How do you dramatize the unthinkable? On Aug. 5, 2010, 33 Chilean miners were trapped when the 100-year-old gold and copper mine in which they were working collapsed around them. For weeks, no one knew if they were alive or dead. But 69 days later...

  • The accoutrements of traveling carnivals are always poignant: the pennants and banners that get rolled up and toted from place to place, the cheap-and-glitzy sequined costumes, the rickety amusement rides. Nguyen Thi Tham's tender and low-key...

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