Ann Hornaday

Movie criticWashington, D.C.

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“Paper Towns,” a somewhat tepid adaptation of John Green’s YA novel, resists the temptation to overreach.

  • Jul 23, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal impresses in ‘Southpaw,’ an otherwise by-the-numbers boxing drama.

  • Jul 23, 2015

“Unexpected” would have benefited from more screen time with the compelling and confident Gail Bean.

  • Jul 23, 2015

With Joaquin Phoenix leading the way, the director seeks to infuse a murder mystery with moral heft.

  • Jul 23, 2015

Comedian and actress brings fresh humor and feeling to the R-rated raunch-com genre.

  • Jul 16, 2015

Movie about transgendered sex workers in L.A. bursts with humor, compassion and visual brio.

  • Jul 16, 2015

Documentary reaffirms Winehouse’s reputation as a musician, while indicting tabloid culture.

  • Jul 10, 2015

Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley and Matthew Goode can’t elevate this pedestrian thriller.

  • Jul 9, 2015

Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s film combines formal elegance with grim pessimism and violence.

  • Jul 9, 2015

“The Other Side of the Wind,” a film that Welles had been workingwhen he died in 1985, has been taken up by a few of the director’s friends in the hopes that they can piece “it together for release by the end of this year.

  • May 22, 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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