Ann Hornaday

Movie criticWashington, D.C.


CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Despite claims to the contrary, movies really are a vehicle for politics.

  • Dec 18, 2014

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | The film about Martin Luther King Jr. resonates eerily after recent events.

  • Dec 12, 2014

Awards like the Golden Globes help ensure that good movies survive a blockbuster-driven business model.

  • Dec 11, 2014

The film offers a rich history and cultural analysis of African American photography.

  • Dec 11, 2014

Chris Rock writes, directs and stars in the raunchy and warm-hearted film about a movie star with doubts.

  • Dec 11, 2014

In the film, Benedict Cumberbatch movingly portrays early computer pioneer Alan Turing.

  • Dec 11, 2014

This week, an intriguing documentary about church burnings and a sweet comedy about friendships.

  • Dec 5, 2014

Reese Witherspoon stars in “Wild,” adapted from Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir.

  • Dec 4, 2014

Kennedy Center Honoree Lily Tomlin has led a singular comedic life.

  • Dec 3, 2014

Action, ad­ven­ture and the quest for manhood propel the gripping documentary.

  • Nov 25, 2014
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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.
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