Stephanie Zacharek

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  • The experience of watching Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy -- movies adapted from two works by Indian novelist Bibhutibhushan Banerjee and set in a country many of us will never even visit 00 can be both a source of great joy and the catalyst for a...

  • Hollywood lives by the axiom "Where there's money, there's more money," which is how we get remakes of movies that shouldn't have been made in the first place. It's also the reason the Minions -- those tiny henchmen of the Despicable Me...

  • There’s no one right way to show mental illness in the movies, yet there are hundreds of ways to get it wrong. Even though certain disorders come with specific traits, a diagnosis is not a human being, and doomed is the actor who just...

  • The death of Amy Winehouse, in July 2011, at age 27, was one of the first great tragedies of 21st-century pop music, an event that emphasized the jarring contrast between the fragility of human lives and the half-comforting, half-haunting...

  • 12 days ago | Film Reviews

    Some movies are indefensible, and Ted 2 is one of them. Not only is this a movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear; it's the sequel to an earlier movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear. But I laughed and laughed at Ted 2 —...

  • Some movies are indefensible, and Ted 2 is one of them. Not only is this a movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear; it's the sequel to an earlier movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear. But I laughed and laughed at...