“I Really Do Find the Process Mildly Traumatic”A look into how Slate’s movie critic puts together her end-of-year list.
Mr. TurnerMike Leigh’s masterpiece solves all the problems that usually plague biopics about artists.
The Top 10 Movies of 2014Slate’s movie critic on the monsters, the mothers, and the minifigs of the year in film.
The Tears Come on Their OwnIt doesn’t take much to make the Alzheimer’s story Still Alice a heart-wrenching film: Just aim the camera at Julianne Moore’s face and leave it.
The BabadookA terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.
Love Among the RuinsTeen romance and armed insurrection make strange bedfellows in Mockingjay Part I.
Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist, CreepSteve Carell plays sinister billionaire John E. du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
Force MajeureWatch this brilliant and pitiless critique of marriage and masculinity with someone you love.
SelmaAva DuVernay’s moving, inspiring film about Martin Luther King and the struggle for the Voting Rights Act.
Code UnbrokenThe Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing but shies away from its hero’s complexities.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Now Forrest Wickman knows what “freemium” means. And sundry other lessons from his week.
Marvel’s Coming for Your KidsBig Hero 6 is pretty good—at grooming its young audience to love live-action comic book blockbusters for life.
Dear Dear White PeopleYou’re full of good ideas and righteous anger. I just wish you were funny, too.