The Giver claims to oppose conformity but warps its source material to resemble every other teen-marketed dystopia.
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!
Night MovesA slow-burning suspense thriller from Kelly Reichardt, with an ending you’ll argue about all night.
The Book Every Movie Lover Should OwnThe sixth—and possibly last—edition of David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film.
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.
Why Is Wolverine Doing All the Stuff I Already Did?Kitty Pryde has some notes on the new X-Men movie.