Dear Dear White PeopleYou’re full of good ideas and righteous anger. I just wish you were funny, too.
The Disappearance of The Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyWhy did Harvey Weinstein have a director transform two reportedly fascinating romantic dramas into one bland one?
Your Mother-in-Law Loved ChefHow did Jon Favreau’s amiable middlebrow comedy become the sleeper hit of the summer—the movie everyone says you have to see?
The Art House in Your Living RoomFilm lovers, it's time to cede the summer to multiplexes and watch strange little movies at home. These three make a great start.
Guardians of the GalaxySure, it’s a Marvel spoof from Marvel, but it’s surprisingly light on its feet.
SnowpiercerThis train makes stops at bleak political allegory, elaborately choreographed ax battles, and goofy comic pratfalls. All aboard!
SamenessThe Giver claims to oppose conformity but warps its source material to resemble every other teen-marketed dystopia.
The Designing WomanThe perfect career of Lauren Bacall—an exquisite beauty with the quickest mind in the room—in five films.
Brendan Gleeson Gets BiblicalThe great Irish actor gets a black-humored, faith-obsessed showcase in Calvary.
The Most Wanted ManAs he did so many times before, Philip Seymour Hoffman elevates the movie around him.
Transformers: Age of ExtinctionTwo Slate staffers try—and fail—to explain what happens in the franchise’s fourth film.