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The Guest and Fort Bliss

How do we tell the stories of soldiers returning home from war?

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?
Aug. 25 2014 9:15 AMYour Mother-in-Law Loved ChefHow did Jon Favreau’s amiable middlebrow comedy become the sleeper hit of the summer—the movie everyone says you have to see?
Aug. 21 2014 10:28 AMThe NewlywedsJohn Lithgow and Alfred Molina in the enchanting, romantic Love Is Strange.
Aug. 15 2014 11:08 AMIf You Have to MaskMichael Fassbender, in search of a new challenge, covers up in Frank.
Aug. 8 2014 12:16 PMThe 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.
July 31 2014 11:42 AMGuardians of the GalaxySure, it’s a Marvel spoof from Marvel, but it’s surprisingly light on its feet.
July 24 2014 10:46 AMÜberfrauTurn off 90 percent of your brain to watch Lucy.
July 17 2014 3:30 PMSex TapeThe sex tape in Sex Tape seems much more entertaining than Sex Tape.
July 9 2014 8:57 PMBoyhoodAs transcendent as it is ordinary—just like life.
July 2 2014 2:11 PMTammyMelissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon have terrific comic chemistry.
June 27 2014 12:14 PMSnowpiercerThis train makes stops at bleak political allegory, elaborately choreographed ax battles, and goofy comic pratfalls. All aboard!
June 20 2014 6:19 PMJersey BoysAs I recall it ended none too soon.
June 12 2014 6:29 PMPixote’s GameSpike Lee’s misguided World Cup joint.
June 11 2014 7:57 PM22 Jump StreetCan the bromance survive without bromophobia?
June 6 2014 3:56 PMEdge of TomorrowWatch out for that alien tentacle—it’s a doozy!
Sept. 11 2014 12:20 PMThe Skeleton TwinsSomeone please make Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader a Tracy and Hepburn for our time!
Aug. 21 2014 5:31 PMThis Never HappenedThe first film by the creator of Mad Men plummets to Earth.
Aug. 15 2014 2:52 PMSamenessThe Giver claims to oppose conformity but warps its source material to resemble every other teen-marketed dystopia.
Aug. 13 2014 7:32 AMThe Designing WomanThe perfect career of Lauren Bacall—an exquisite beauty with the quickest mind in the room—in five films.
Aug. 1 2014 1:06 PMBrendan Gleeson Gets BiblicalThe great Irish actor gets a black-humored, faith-obsessed showcase in Calvary.
July 25 2014 4:55 PMThe Most Wanted ManAs he did so many times before, Philip Seymour Hoffman elevates the movie around him.
July 21 2014 11:19 AMWe Are the Best!A wonderful Swedish comedy about girls in a punk band.
July 11 2014 12:32 PMDawn of the Planet of the ApesThe primate revolution enters its Reign of Terror phase.
July 3 2014 8:47 AMLife ItselfRoger Ebert at the movies, at home, and in the hospital.
June 27 2014 6:51 PMTransformers: Age of ExtinctionTwo Slate staffers try—and fail—to explain what happens in the franchise’s fourth film.
June 25 2014 4:39 PMThey Came TogetherThere’s not enough pepper in this paprikash.
June 20 2014 10:49 AMVenus in FurA sharp, sexy comedy about the complex theater of contemporary gender relations.
June 12 2014 6:17 PMThe RoverGuy Pearce really wants his car back.
June 6 2014 7:06 PMThe Fault In Our StarsI didn’t cry once. What is wrong with me?
June 5 2014 10:30 AMObvious ChildA modest little comedy about an abortion.

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