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Stephanie Zacharek

Stephanie Zacharek appears in the following:

Cronenberg's 'Antiviral': Sick Style, Slack Story

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Brandon Cronenberg's debut feature imagines a future where celebrity diseases are expensive addictions for their fans. It's glossy and gruesome — but there's not a lot under its shiny, carefully composed surfaces.

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'Trance': Crime Pays, If You Remember Where The Stash Is

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Trippy-cinema auteur Danny Boyle can sleepwalk through a scene and still deliver jolts. His latest film, an art-heist psychological thriller, waffles between the tense and the trite but features a talented trio of actors who turn in some fine performances.

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'Teapot' Jackpot? Newlyweds Feel Fiscal Hurt In Dark Comedy

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The lovestruck couple at the center of Ramaa Mosley's dark comedy The Brass Teapot has plenty of charisma, though the movie is ultimately neither as bouyant nor as sinister as it needs to be.

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For 533 Kids, 'Starbuck' Is One Prolific Pere

Thursday, March 28, 2013

This French-Canadian family comedy, about a surprisingly potent sperm donor and his sprawling clan of offspring, could easily have descended into cheap gags. But Starbuck is funny, fresh and even touching as it looks for gentle laughs in normally raunchy territory. (Recommended)

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There's Madcap, And Then There's Plain 'Mental'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

There's a talented group of actors running around in the Australian comedy Mental. But generalized manic mayhem cedes focus to the story of one slightly unsound family — which quickly escalates into one terribly messy movie.

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'Spring Breakers': A Square Trip To The Seamy Side

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Harmony Korine's splashy crime comedy Spring Breakers has made headlines for its surprising, sexualized use of Disney-certified starlets. It packs a few surprises, but the violent, bloody film ultimately tries a little too hard to be truly avant-garde.

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In 'Philip Roth: Unmasked,' An Unadorned Portrait Of An Aging Master

Thursday, March 14, 2013

There's not much by way of new material in the PBS Masters documentary Phillip Roth: Unmasked. Still, the clever, controversial novelist proves to be a worthy subject for nearly 90 minutes of unfussy commentary. (Recommended)

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'Leviathan': Of Fish And Men, Without Chats

Thursday, February 28, 2013

There's a quiet kind of artistry in this commercial fishing documentary extra quiet, because there's no dialogue. The movie might be an art-house gimmick or even an oceangoing tone poem.

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