ShadowsJohn Cassavetes' startling directorial debut changed American movies forever.
The Death of KingsWhy you should be sorry you never watched NBC's biblical drama.
King of PainMasaki Kobayashi's The Human Condition will crush you.
thirtysomething Turns TwentysomethingABC's groundbreaking chronicle of yuppy domesticity is finally out on DVD. How does it hold up?
Death by a Thousand Director's CutsHow DVD marketing is rewriting the history of film.
Essential CassavetesNo one does the shock of emotional truth like he did.
Wauaugh!Howard the Duck, George Lucas' best movie about a talking duck, finally arrives on DVD.
Robert Altman's Short CutsStop comparing it to Nashville.
Buster Keaton's The GeneralYeah, it's silent. So what? You'll barely notice. It's that good.
Red DawnIts portrait of Russia is dated. Its portrait of America is timely—and terrifying.
Mad WomenRevisiting 9 to 5.
A Very Long EngagementThe Netflix rentals Slate readers just can't bring themselves to watch.
Jacques Tati's TraficIt just might make you love your car again.
Mirandize ThisWas Dirty Harry a right-wing fantasy of swift justice—or a cautionary tale about vigilantism?
In Defense of HulkYes, the Ang Lee one.
On the Road AgainBefore there was Ira Glass, there was Charles Kuralt.
Forget Harold and MaudeWatch Hal Ashby's exceptional message movies instead.
When Preppies Became YuppiesWhit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco.
Sex on the DesertWas Zabriskie Point—Antonioni's biggest flop—just misunderstood?
The Ubiquitous AndersonThe Brothers Bloom and the problem of Wes Anderson's pervasive influence.
Robert Altman Made a Movie About a Lunar Landing?The thrill of exploring Warner's archive of previously unreleased films.
Return to WaterworldWhat if the legendary flop were an eco-parable whose message was ahead of its time?
It Was 30 Rock Meets WKRP in CincinnatiThe awkward charm of NBC's NewsRadio.
Imagine Seeing John Wayne in IMAXThat's sort of what watching How the West Was Won is like.
Your DVD Player Sleeps With the FishesThe restored Godfather trilogy: the best reason yet to go Blu-ray.
Walter Sobchak, NeoconThe prescient politics of The Big Lebowski.
Land of No ReturnWhat Netflix rental have you kept unwatched the longest? A Slate reader poll.
Candid CamelotRobert Drew's documentaries captured the Kennedy mystique—and changed presidential politics forever.
The Complete CarlinWhat you can learn from watching 800 minutes of George Carlin.
I Spy a Progressive Racial Fantasy …The original black-and-white buddy comedy, reconsidered.