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Awards

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published July 2, 2014

    "A Hard Day's Night"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published December 10, 2014

    "Why We Need Comedy"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published August 20, 2014

    "Love Is Strange"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published October 29, 2014

    "Interstellar"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published October 29, 2014

    "How John Wick Restored My Faith in Violent Movies"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published March 5, 2014

    "I'm Trying to Love Wes Anderson"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published December 17, 2014

    "Mr. Turner"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published March 19, 2014

    "The Missing Picture"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published May 14, 2014

    "The Immigrant"

  • 2015 - The Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism/Columbia University, published April 2, 2014

    "Under the Skin"

2015 Stories by STEPHANIE ZACHAREK

Archives: 2015 | 2014 | 2013
  • STEPHANIE ZACHAREK

    Face From the Ashes

    published July 23, 2015

    Some of the best love songs are those whose lyrics perch precariously between "I adore you; let's be happy forever" and "I'm miserable without... More >>

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    Call This Bout!

    published July 23, 2015

    The opening of Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw, shot in gritty, grayed-out tones, is a grim harbinger: A fighter getting ready for the ring... More >>

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    The Look of Silence Takes a Second Look at a Genocide

    published July 16, 2015

    In 2012, documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer made a splash with The Act of Killing, in which he sought out members of Indonesian... More >>

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    The Taming of Amy Schumer

    published July 16, 2015

    The problem with clamoring for more woman-led comedies is that actual comedy may be the thing that ends up being left by the wayside. Tina Fey,... More >>

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    The B Team

    published July 9, 2015

    Hollywood lives by the simple, sad axiom "Where there's money, there's more money," which is how we get remakes of movies that sometimes... More >>

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    Sweet and Tart

    published July 9, 2015

    There's probably only one humanist film that opens with the words, "Merry Christmas Eve, bitch!" accompanied by the proffering of a single,... More >>

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    We Could Only Hold Her for So Long

    published July 2, 2015

    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—as with the... More >>

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    Let's Hear It for the Indefensible

    published June 25, 2015

    Some movies are indefensible, and Ted 2 is one of them. Not only is this a movie about a libidinous, foul-mouthed stuffed bear, but it's... More >>

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    Garage Hero

    published June 18, 2015

    Mia Hansen-Løve's lucid and shimmering movie memoir Eden traces the sloping rise and even more meandering fall of a French techno... More >>

  • STEPHANIE ZACHAREK

    Jurassic World Capably Stomps, Roars and Awes

    published June 11, 2015

    In Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic Park reboot—set 22 years after dinosaurs started walking the Earth,... More >>

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    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Might Win You Over As It Makes You Cry

    published June 11, 2015

    Me and Earl and the Dying Girl may not be the best teen cancer weepie ever made, if there even is a best teen cancer weepie. But... More >>

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    Love & Mercy Lets Us Hear Brian Wilson Turn Pain Into Sound

    published June 4, 2015

    What does the world sound like when you're Brian Wilson? When you've made a record that sounds like cirrus clouds look—as Wilson did with... More >>

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    Pitch Perfect 2 Strains to Hit the Same Notes

    published May 14, 2015

    Some people complain about sequels to beloved movies, while others welcome the possibility that a part deux might be even better than the... More >>

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    There's Life in the Movies Yet

    published May 14, 2015

    As a middle-aged woman, I rarely have a conversation with other middle-aged women in which the subject of movies "for us" fails to come up. As... More >>

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    The War From Home

    published May 14, 2015

    Fictional movies that tackle topical subjects often have about them the fusty air of a civics lesson, as if we're supposed to watch while... More >>

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    Cannes 2015: Salma Hayek Eats Hearts, and Mad Max Isn't Mad Enough

    published May 14, 2015

    CANNES, France —“Je m’appelle Max.” Now that’s an opening line, so much better in French, and... More >>

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    Chase It Down

    published May 7, 2015

    Sofía Vergara is built like an amphora, a living testament to the form ceramicists throughout the centuries have adored. In the fleet... More >>

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    Going Out In Style

    published April 30, 2015

    Iris Apfel isn't exactly a household name, unless we're talking about very stylish households. From 1950 to 1992, Apfel ran Old World Weavers,... More >>

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    Far From the Madding Crowd Means Well But Sells Its Heroine Short

    published April 30, 2015

    Though it's hard to believe in 2015, there was a time when fictional heroines didn't have to be role models, when a character's backbone could... More >>

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    Why Avengers: Age of Ultron Fills This Buffy Fan With Despair

    published April 30, 2015

    Depending on whom you talk to, we live in an era of conformity or one of anything-goes individuality, in a golden age of television or the... More >>

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    Do You Remember Rock & Roll Cambodia?

    published April 23, 2015

    The most beautiful and haunting words in John Pirozzi's vibrant documentary Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll... More >>

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    Correction Needed

    published April 16, 2015

    The sequence that opens True Story tells you plenty about what you're in for: A rumpled teddy bear drifts down from our vantage point as... More >>

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    Pin This Moment Down

    published April 9, 2015

    No one likes the idea of growing older, and anyone who claims as much is lying, either to you or to herself. The anxiety of aging actors is... More >>

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    The Triumph of Small Hands

    published April 9, 2015

    It's nearly impossible to persuade the average American citizen, especially if he's a straight man, that haute couture has a reason to... More >>

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    Moving Violators

    published April 2, 2015

    You may, like me, have seen all of the Fast and Furious movies, and you may, like me, have enjoyed most or many of them. You may also,... More >>

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