Sex TapeThe sex tape in Sex Tape seems much more entertaining than Sex Tape.
BoyhoodAs transcendent as it is ordinary—just like life.
TammyMelissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon have terrific comic chemistry.
SnowpiercerThis train makes stops at bleak political allegory, elaborately choreographed ax battles, and goofy comic pratfalls. All aboard!
Jersey BoysAs I recall it ended none too soon.
Pixote’s GameSpike Lee’s misguided World Cup joint.
22 Jump StreetCan the bromance survive without bromophobia?
Edge of TomorrowWatch out for that alien tentacle—it’s a doozy!
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.
Effin’ Magnetos—How Do They Work?X-Men Days of Future Past is maximalist Hollywood filmmaking at its best.
Want to See a Giant Radioactive Lizard Whale on Stuff?Then Godzilla delivers.
Enemy and The DoubleTwo new movies about doppelgangers bear an uncanny resemblance.
IdaA journey you won’t forget.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2Maybe every generation gets the Spider-Man it deserves, but must every micro-generation?
Dawn of the Planet of the ApesThe primate revolution enters its Reign of Terror phase.
Life ItselfRoger Ebert at the movies, at home, and in the hospital.
Transformers: Age of ExtinctionTwo Slate staffers try—and fail—to explain what happens in the franchise’s fourth film.
They Came TogetherThere’s not enough pepper in this paprikash.
Venus in FurA sharp, sexy comedy about the complex theater of contemporary gender relations.
The RoverGuy Pearce really wants his car back.
The Fault In Our StarsI didn’t cry once. What is wrong with me?
Obvious ChildA modest little comedy about an abortion.
MaleficentA fairy tale about the evil spell Angelina Jolie has cast on America.
Why Is Wolverine Doing All the Stuff I Already Did?Kitty Pryde has some notes on the new X-Men movie.
The Best Spielberg Blockbuster in YearsHow Godzilla director Gareth Edwards cloned the formula behind Jaws, Close Encounters, and Jurassic Park.
The ImmigrantJames Gray’s lavish, old-fashioned melodrama showcases big performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Marion Cotillard.
Freaks and GreeksSeth Rogen and Rose Byrne make war on bro privilege in Neighbors.
LockeA stripped-down existential road movie with a masterful performance from Tom Hardy.
Blue RuinA revenge thriller that cannily subverts your expectations of revenge thrillers.