Ann Hornaday

Movie criticWashington, D.C.

The latest from Ann

Steve Coogan brings the titular character to the big screen in this occasionally hilarious outing.

  • Apr 17, 2014

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston make a convincing pair of vampires in the stylish film.

  • Apr 17, 2014

The film may be made for the Christian market, but it’s willing to grapple with questions of faith.

  • Apr 15, 2014

ESSAY | In a year featuring a bounty of religious-themed films, a critic reflects on fusing faith and work.

  • Apr 12, 2014

Tom Berninger’s behind-the-scenes look at the National is the rare rock-doc that plumbs deeper truths.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Scarlett Johansson shines as the lead character in director Jonathan Glazer’s third film.

  • Apr 10, 2014

ESSAY | As filmmakers keep upping the ante to shock viewers, what’s actually shocking anymore?

  • Apr 5, 2014

‘Rock and Roll, Redemption, and the Life of Leonard Cohen,’ by Liel Leibovitz

  • Apr 4, 2014

In “The Unknown Known,” the documentarian’s subject is former Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld.

  • Apr 3, 2014

The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jamie Bell and Stellan Skarsgard.

  • Apr 3, 2014

Errol Morris allows his subject too much leeway in this film about Rumsfeld.

  • Apr 3, 2014

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ might be the most grown-up Avengers movie yet.

  • Apr 3, 2014

The local film festival, formerly Silverdocs, continues to reshape itself.

  • Apr 2, 2014

This week, a documentary look at The National and a zombie movie set in Norway.

  • Mar 28, 2014

It’s an impressive biblical epic, despite a few off-key additions from director Darren Aronofsky.

  • Mar 27, 2014

Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent shine as a couple traveling to Paris to rekindle their romance.

  • Mar 27, 2014

‘Nymphomaniac’ suffers from lackluster casting, with the exception of Gainsbourg and Skarsgard.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Tina Fey and Ricky Gervais join an enjoyable follow-up to the 2011 hit, which re-energized the franchise.

  • Mar 20, 2014

Inspired by a Jose Saramago novel, ‘Enemy’ stars Jake Gyllenhaal in a psycho-sexual doppelganger story.

  • Mar 20, 2014

This week’s picks include a Melissa Leo comedy-drama and an indie starring a trio of YouTube stars.

  • Mar 14, 2014
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About Ann

Ann Hornaday grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated cum laude with a degree in Government from Smith College. After working at Ms. magazine as a researcher and editorial assistant, she became a freelance writer in New York City, where she eventually began to write about movies for the New York Times Arts & Leisure section and other publications. In 1995 she became the movie critic at the Austin American-Statesman in Austin, Texas, where she stayed for two years before moving to Baltimore to be the movie critic at the Baltimore Sun. She left the Sun in 2000 and began working at the Washington Post in 2002. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism in 2008.