Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    The world of film noir is peopled with melancholy men trying to do the right thing, even when they don't quite know what the right thing is. Always — always — they fall for the wrong girl. Joseph Cotten's Holly Martins — the highly principled, if ...

  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    The death of Amy Winehouse at age 27, in July 2011, was one of the first great tragedies of 21st-century pop music, an event — like the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Kurt Cobain in the last decade of the 20th — that emphasized the jarring contrast be...

  • The death of Amy Winehouse, in July 2011, at age 27, was one of the first great tragedies of 21st-century pop music, an event that emphasized the jarring contrast between the fragility of human lives and the half-comforting, half-haunting...

  • The world of film noir is peopled with melancholy men trying to do the right thing, even when they don't quite know what the right thing is. Always -- always -- they fall for the wrong girl. Joseph Cotten's Holly Martins -- the highly...

  • 11 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...