Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 2 days ago | Film and TV

    There’s a strain of science-fiction writing that evokes a chilly kind of coziness, usually by introducing us to individuals or small groups of people who have found their way to the country in the hope of escaping encroaching doom. John Wyndham’s ...

  • Craig Zobel's adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's Z for Zachariah veers so drastically from the source material that people who love the book may feel betrayed. In the novel, Ann, a fifteen-year-old farm girl whose valley has been...

  • 14 days ago | Film Reviews

    In a world gone mad for superhero movies, what chance does the light spy caper have? When a whole city can be blasted to smithereens thanks to special effects, a picture that’s actually shot in Rome doesn’t hold a candle. Are modern audiences read...

  • An opening line can make or break a movie, but sometimes a clunker shouldn't be held against an otherwise sweet, well-observed picture. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's Ten Thousand Saints starts with a dud: "I've heard people...

  • From the trailer, and just from its initial vibe, Joel Edgerton's directorial debut The Gift looks like your stock "When bad things happen to good people" thriller, complete with a soulful pet dog you just know is going to get it....

  • 16 days ago | Film Reviews

    Even if you’re the sort who believes there can be no such thing as too much political coverage, it can’t hurt to cast a fond glance back to 1968, when only three networks — NBC, CBS, and the perennial laggard ABC — jockeyed for the attention of th...

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