Stephanie Zacharek,

Stephanie Zacharek

New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Stephanie:

If Olivia Wilde Were a Man

Whatever the truth behind the rumors, the way Wilde has been treated by the court of public opinion is wildly different from many male directors who came before her. → Read More

The 10 Best Movies of 2022

Here are the best movies of the year, from 'Tár' to 'Aftersun' to 'The Inspection' → Read More

'Bardo' Is Alternately Dazzling and Aggravating

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s trippy semiautobiographical drama has some magnificent visions, but it's often exhausting. → Read More

'She Said' Is a Satisfying Journalism Movie: Review

'She Said' is about two tireless reporters who broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long history of sexual abuse. → Read More

Steven Spielberg Interview: The Fabelmans, Family, and More

The movie details not just his beginnings as a precocious child filmmaker, but also a secret he shared with his mother Leah until her death. → Read More

Review: 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'

Without Chadwick Boseman, 'Wakanda Forever' is missing a measure of magic → Read More

'Aftersun' Is a Wistful Exploration of a Father-Daughter Bond

Scottish writer-director Charlotte Wells’ gorgeous, resonant debut stars Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio → Read More

'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' Tells the Story of One Clueless Dude

Peter Farrelly's new movie might have been a disaster with any other star, but Zac Efron manages to keep it on track with laid-back charisma. → Read More

In God's Creatures, a Rocky Coastal Irish Landscape Makes a Hospitable Home for Savage Lies

The film explores the complicated natures of consent and forgiveness → Read More

The Woman King Is an Exhilarating Action Spectacle

Viola Davis stars in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical action epic, based on a fearsome female military force known as the Agojie. → Read More

Jean-Luc Godard Will Be Modern Forever

The filmmaker, who helped give birth to the French New Wave, leaves us with a body of work so rich and provocative that no filmmaker has since replicated it, and it’s doubtful anyone ever will. → Read More

'The Eternal Daughter' Is a Gorgeous and Enigmatic Ghost Story

In a sort of coda to her 'Souvenir' diptych, writer-director Joanna Hogg seeks to unravel the ways in which we relate to our parents as they age. → Read More

Venice Review: Colin Farrell Gives One of the Best Performances of the Year in

Martin McDonagh's latest stars Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as longtime friends on the outs as a war rages on nearby. → Read More

'Don't Worry Darling' Rises Above the Gossip—But Not Quite Enough

Its many detractors-in-advance predicted Olivia Wilde's second movie would be terrible. It's far from perfect, but it deserves to be judged on its own merits. → Read More

Brendan Fraser Is Moving in Dreary Drama 'The Whale'

Darren Aronofsky's latest walks a fine line between compassion and exploitation, but its star gives a refined, mournful performance. → Read More

Venice Review: Timothée Chalamet Charms in Cannibal Romance

Luca Guadagnino’s film starring Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell is artful and tender, if occasionally almost too brutal to bear. → Read More

Noah Baumbach's White Noise Is a Lot of Talking With Not So Much to Say

Noah Baumbach's adaptation of Don DeLillo's 1985 novel is a story about the fear of death and the nature of love in a consumer society. Or something like that. → Read More

Don't Waste Your Free Time on the Kevin Hart Comedy 'Me Time'

Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Hart go on a birthday adventure → Read More

Idris Elba Wrestles a Sad, Angry CGI Lion in the Tense But Ultimately Silly

The man-vs.-nature thriller is packed with tense action scenes, which may be entertaining or unbearable depending on the viewer. → Read More

Remembering Anne Heche, an Angelic Actor With an Edge

Anne Heche was a compelling study in contrasts, as adept at sly comedy as she was at dramatic roles, and watching her was often a source of pleasure and wonder → Read More