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Lisa Schwarzbaum

Critic, Entertainment Weekly and EW.com

Lisa joined EW in 1991 and became one of the magazine’s two movie critics in 1994. She also writes cultural essays and reviews books and theater. She is a member of the National Society of Film Critics, a past president of the New York Film Critics Circle, and has served a five-year term on the selection committee of the New York Film Festival.

Recent articles by Lisa Schwarzbaum

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Stage Review 'A Raisin in the Sun': EW review
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 03, 2014

Denzel Washington brings his powerful star wattage to a new Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's classic 1959 drama

Photo Gallery 10 epic Bible movies
by Lanford Beard, Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 28, 2014

The Good Book has inspired some mighty good films; we list our favorites

Photo Gallery: Family Entertainment 14 Pixar classics: We rank 'em!
by Owen Gleiberman, Lisa Schwarzbaum, Chris Nashawaty | Jun 21, 2013

As ''Monsters University'' hits theaters, EW's critics figure out where it fits in studio's body of work

News Article 2 Heavenly Women
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 26, 2013

In a pair of starry solo performances, Fiona Shaw rages as the embittered mother of Jesus while Bette Midler coos as a gossipy Hollywood doyenne.

Stage Review The Big Knife
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 26, 2013

Bobby Cannavale ( Boardwalk Empire ) plays an actor who makes a deal with the devil — in…

Stage Review I'll Eat You Last
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 24, 2013

The curtain rises on the delicious one-woman show I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers ,…

Stage Review The Testament of Mary
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 23, 2013

The great Irish actress Fiona Shaw embodies the mother of Jesus in a provocative new play

Stage Review The Big Knife
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 16, 2013

Bobby Cannavale plays a conflicted movie star in a swanky revival of Clifford Odets 1940s Hollywood drama

News Article Lucky Guy
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 05, 2013

Read the review

Stage Review Lucky Guy
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 01, 2013

Tom Hanks stars in a lamentably dull play by the late Nora Ephron about a New York tabloid journalist

Movie Article Also Playing: March 22, 2013
by Chris Nashawaty, Lisa Schwarzbaum, Adam Markovitz, Owen Gleiberman, Melissa Maerz | Mar 15, 2013

Other movies out this weekend

Movie Article Also Playing: March 8, 2013
by Owen Gleiberman, Keith Staskiewicz, Lisa Schwarzbaum, Clark Collis, Adam Markovitz, Melissa Maerz | Mar 08, 2013

Other movies to check out, or not

Movie Article Also Playing: March 1 2013
by Clark Collis, Lisa Schwarzbaum, Chris Nashawaty, Owen Gleiberman, Keith Staskiewicz | Mar 01, 2013

Other movies to see in theater this weekend

Movie Article Movies: March 1 2013
by Owen Gleiberman, Adam Markovitz, Keith Staskiewicz, Lisa Schwarzbaum, Chris Nashawaty | Feb 22, 2013

Other movies to see this weekend

Movie Article How Good Is Oscar's Taste?
by Owen Gleiberman, Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 15, 2013

Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum offer their takes on the foreign-language films and documentary features that are up for Academy Awards this year

Movie Article For the love of movies
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 15, 2013

Lisa Schwarzbaum bids farewell to EW — and shares her thoughts on being a critic, engaging with readers, and the beauty of agreeing to disagree

Movie Review A Good Day to Die Hard
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 13, 2013

You know how it is with John McClane. In A Good Day to Die Hard , the yippee-ki-yay…

Movie Review Lore
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 13, 2013

In defeated Germany at the wretched end of World War II, the title character and her younger siblings…

Movie Review A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 13, 2013

The idea of this home-movie-with-higher-production-values, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III , directed by Roman…

Movie Review No
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Feb 13, 2013

On Oct. 5, 1988, after 15 hard years under a dictatorship, the Chilean public voted No — as…