Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    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's second day, Thursday, rather than at ho...

  • 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...

  • 14 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...

  • In the movie world, Yves Saint Laurent -- the human being, not the brand -- is having a moment: Jalil Lespert's Yves Saint Laurent, starring the willowy-awkward Pierre Niney, was released last year. Now we have Bertrand Bonello's Saint...

  • 25 days ago | Film and TV

    Depending on whom you talk to, we live in an era of conformity or one of anything-goes individuality; in a golden age of television or the brightest of movie galaxies. But just about everyone will agree that we’re ruled by screens of all siz...

  • There's a bit too much going on in Helen Hunt's Ride, perhaps because Hunt is doing a bit too much in it: In addition to directing, Hunt also wrote and stars, and unless you're Orson Welles -- even sometimes when you are...