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Two new documentaries suggest the pitfalls, and the opportunities, of authorized portraits of cultural institutions.
About Last KnightsClive Owen is grim and steady in a fairly splendid throwback historical adventure.
What We Were Watching: Guess WhoTen years ago this Bernie Mac comedy was No. 1 at the box office. Bernie Mac holds up! The social commentary does not.
The “How Does Adam McKay Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked a Hollywood director in Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
Team JulianneHer Oscar only confirms what those of us who have been watching this incredible actress have known for 25 years.
Monster CardsThe disgruntled vampire roommates of What We Do in the Shadows expertly thread the needle of horror-comedy.
The Voices in My FridgeRyan Reynolds in the unhinged comedy/romance/thriller/horror movie/musical The Voices.
Slate Voice: “American Liar”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.
“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.
Kumiko, the Treasure HunterA depressed Japanese woman travels to Minnesota in search of the treasure Steve Buscemi buried in Fargo.
“I Don’t Know What You Mean by ‘Healing’ ”A new documentary shows that the loss of Matthew Shepard will be with his family and friends forever.
The Battle Over American SniperClint Eastwood’s film is a lot more than just red meat for red-state moviegoers.
A Most Curious MovieOscar Isaac is like a young Al Pacino, but A Most Violent Year still rings hollow.
SelmaAva DuVernay’s moving, inspiring film about Martin Luther King and the struggle for the Voting Rights Act.