Stephanie Zacharek

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  • Is it possible to essentially like a movie yet feel revulsion toward its script? David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars is clearly intended as a sharp satire of Hollywood ambition, vanity, avarice, and emptiness, and in places it's smart and...

  • 3 days ago | Film and TV

    Is it possible to like a movie yet feel revulsion toward its script? David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars is clearly intended as a sharp satire of Hollywood ambition, vanity, avarice and emptiness, and in places it’s smart and astringently funny. ...

  • 4 days ago | Film and TV

    Where we come from defines us more than we even realize: That’s the idea implicit in Andrey Zvyagintsev’s somber, sturdily elegant drama Leviathan, in which a mechanic who has lived on the same parcel of land all his life — as his father and grand...

  • Peter Strickland has made his wondrous erotic study The Duke of Burgundy into a love letter to the supersoftcore Seventies fever dreams of European directors like Jess Franco and Tinto Brass, with a splash or two of Buñuel daubed...

  • Vampires, vampires everywhere, and not a drop to drink. One of the tragedies of the modern world is there's nowhere left to find regular old vampires with solid, old-fashioned values -- except, maybe, New Zealand. That's the setting for Jemaine...

  • 18 days ago | Film and TV

    BERLIN — Riding in a cab from the Berlin-Tegel airport to my hotel on a crisp, sunny day last week, I passed the magnificent golden angel statue known as the Victory Column, a monument erected by the city in 1874 to commemorate assorted Prussian m...