Brendan Gleeson Gets Biblical
The great Irish actor gets a black-humored, faith-obsessed showcase in Calvary.
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.
Effin’ Magnetos—How Do They Work?X-Men Days of Future Past is maximalist Hollywood filmmaking at its best.
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.
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.