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The Babadook

A terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.

Nov. 26 2014 8:32 AMCode UnbrokenThe Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing but shies away from its hero’s complexities.
Nov. 14 2014 6:20 PMThe Ballad of Kaz and NoniBeyond the Lights soars on the chemistry of its two young stars.
Nov. 14 2014 9:58 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Now Forrest Wickman knows what “freemium” means. And sundry other lessons from his week.
Nov. 7 2014 11:50 AMMarvel’s Coming for Your KidsBig Hero 6 is pretty good—at grooming its young audience to love live-action comic book blockbusters for life.
Oct. 31 2014 12:53 PMThe Self-Made MonsterThree full performances almost save the empty Nightcrawler.
Oct. 29 2014 11:30 AMBroken GlassesJean-Luc Godard goes 3-D.
Oct. 24 2014 12:28 PMJohn WickHow Sad Keanu got his groove back.
Oct. 16 2014 5:47 PMDear Dear White PeopleYou’re full of good ideas and righteous anger. I just wish you were funny, too.
Oct. 9 2014 8:38 AMWhiplashA teacher, his student, and the perils of pedagogy.
Sept. 25 2014 1:55 PMThe BoxtrollsNeeds more Boxtrolls.
Sept. 12 2014 10:00 AMThe Disappearance of The Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyWhy did Harvey Weinstein have a director transform two reportedly fascinating romantic dramas into one bland one?
Aug. 25 2014 9:15 AMYour 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?
Aug. 21 2014 10:28 AMThe NewlywedsJohn Lithgow and Alfred Molina in the enchanting, romantic Love Is Strange.
Aug. 15 2014 11:08 AMIf You Have to MaskMichael Fassbender, in search of a new challenge, covers up in Frank.
Aug. 8 2014 12:16 PMThe 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.
Nov. 20 2014 11:28 AMLove Among the RuinsTeen romance and armed insurrection make strange bedfellows in Mockingjay Part I.
Nov. 14 2014 3:16 PMOrnithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist, CreepSteve Carell plays sinister billionaire John E. du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
Nov. 13 2014 3:45 PMThe Jon Stewart MovieTrying to set aside my love for The Daily Show while evaluating Rosewater
Nov. 6 2014 11:58 AMCosmic ReliefIn The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking’s marriage is as complex as the universe.
Oct. 30 2014 10:18 AMVisionary HokumI snickered at Interstellar, but I never stopped staring in wonder.
Oct. 24 2014 1:38 PMForce MajeureWatch this brilliant and pitiless critique of marriage and masculinity with someone you love.
Oct. 17 2014 10:23 AMPhilip, StarkA savagely frank character study of a toxically narcissistic novelist.
Oct. 16 2014 10:56 AMBirdmanOr, the Not-Unexpected Virtues of Michael Keaton and Emmanuel Lubezki.
Oct. 2 2014 12:04 PMGone GirlBeautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.
Sept. 19 2014 2:06 PMThe Guest and Fort BlissHow do we tell the stories of soldiers returning home from war?
Sept. 11 2014 12:20 PMThe Skeleton TwinsSomeone please make Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader a Tracy and Hepburn for our time!
Aug. 21 2014 5:31 PMThis Never HappenedThe first film by the creator of Mad Men plummets to Earth.
Aug. 15 2014 2:52 PMSamenessThe Giver claims to oppose conformity but warps its source material to resemble every other teen-marketed dystopia.
Aug. 13 2014 7:32 AMThe Designing WomanThe perfect career of Lauren Bacall—an exquisite beauty with the quickest mind in the room—in five films.
Aug. 1 2014 1:06 PMBrendan Gleeson Gets BiblicalThe great Irish actor gets a black-humored, faith-obsessed showcase in Calvary.

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