Movies

Selma

Ava DuVernay’s moving, inspiring film about Martin Luther King and the struggle for the Voting Rights Act. 

Dec. 18 2014 2:10 PMMr. TurnerMike Leigh’s masterpiece solves all the problems that usually plague biopics about artists.
Dec. 14 2014 8:13 PMThe Top 10 Movies of 2014Slate’s movie critic on the monsters, the mothers, and the minifigs of the year in film.
Dec. 11 2014 11:55 AMThe Harshed MellowPaul Thomas Anderson’s shaggy Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice.
Dec. 5 2014 3:23 PMThe 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.
Nov. 28 2014 10:53 AMThe BabadookA terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.
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?
Dec. 17 2014 11:04 AMMuddle-EarthIn Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, characters say, “Oh, come on” so you don’t have to. 
Dec. 12 2014 10:30 AMTop FiveEven funnier than you expect it to be, which is saying something.
Dec. 8 2014 2:53 PMZero MotivationOr what would happen if the Coen brothers made a Broad City episode in Israel.
Dec. 4 2014 2:16 PMWalk 1,100 Miles in My ShoesIn Wild, Reese Witherspoon goes on an epic hike of self-invention.
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?

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