Ann Hornaday

Movie criticWashington, D.C.

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Big, dumb summer movies vs. smart little indies is a convenient trope, but it perpetuates a false distinction.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Russell Crowe makes an ambitious directorial debut in the stirring but uneven ‘The Water Diviner.’

  • Apr 23, 2015

The romantic coming-of-age tale ‘5 to 7’ coasts on winsome charm before succumbing to a case of the cutes.

  • Apr 23, 2015

Horror flick filmed as one long Skype session works until the headache-inducing visuals become too much.

  • Apr 16, 2015

‘True Story’ is a wan retelling of a bizarre intersection between a disgraced journalist and a murderer.

  • Apr 16, 2015

‘Ex Machina’ is a clever, unsettling man-vs.-machine thriller, with three terrific performances.

  • Apr 16, 2015

The Hungarian parable ‘White God’ is about man’s inhumanity to animals — and, oh, yeah, man.

  • Apr 9, 2015

In “3 Hearts,” things get complicated after a tax inspector spends a fateful night with an unknown woman.

  • Apr 9, 2015

Stunning images and philosphical approach are examined in praising documentary.

  • Apr 2, 2015

This week’s picks: the latest film from David O. Russell, plus two documentaries about health crises.

  • Mar 6, 2015
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About
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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