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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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  • 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...

  • 6 days ago | Film and TV

    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 — like the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Kurt Cobain in the last decade of the 20th — that emphasized the jarring contrast b...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 12 days ago | Film and TV

    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 —...

  • 13 days ago | Film and TV

    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 ...