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Stephanie Zacharek

Stephanie Zacharek

Stephanie Zacharek is the principal film critic for the Village Voice. She also co-hosts the Voice's weekly film podcast, Voice Film Club. She's a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and of the National Society of Film Critics. In 2015, Zacharek was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

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  • 7 days ago | Film and TV

    The opening of Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw, shot in gritty, grayed-out tones, is a grim harbinger: A fighter getting ready for the ring holds up his meaty paws for the ritualistic wrapping of gauze and tape. His gloves are slipped over the wrappings,...

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