Stephanie Zacharek

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  • 1 day ago | Film Reviews

    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...

  • 4 days ago | Film Reviews

    Sometime in the 1980s, Marlon Brando had his face digitized, presumably as a way of leaving just a bit more of himself after his departure from this planet. As we see it in Stevan Riley's documentary Listen to Me Marlon, that speaking, moving holo...

  • Sometime in the 1980s Marlon Brando had his face digitized, presumably as a way of leaving just a bit more of himself after his departure from this planet. As we see it in Stevan Riley's documentary Listen to Me Marlon, that speaking,...

  • It's one thing to watch sturdy, dexterously charming Jean Gabin as a working-class joe who doesn't mind dangerous manual labor, figuring that's his lot in life. But to see him as a man undone by his love for a noncommittal woman? That's nearly...

  • 11 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 c...

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