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Maps to the Stars

Recalibrate your disgust-o-meter for David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire.

Feb. 23 2015 1:06 AMTeam JulianneHer Oscar only confirms what those of us who have been watching this incredible actress have known for 25 years.
Feb. 17 2015 10:45 AMMonster CardsThe disgruntled vampire roommates of What We Do in the Shadows expertly thread the needle of horror-comedy.
Feb. 6 2015 8:28 AMThe Voices in My FridgeRyan Reynolds in the unhinged comedy/romance/thriller/horror movie/musical The Voices.
Jan. 27 2015 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “American Liar”Listen to Mark Joseph Stern read his piece about Jesse Ventura’s defamation suit against Chris Kyle.
Jan. 16 2015 5:27 PMA Very Rare Sort of MoviePaddington is an unexpected delight.
Dec. 29 2014 11:01 AM“I Really Do Find the Process Mildly Traumatic”A look into how Slate’s movie critic puts together her end-of-year list.
Dec. 24 2014 10:37 AMInto the WoodsGreat cast. Great score. So why is Rob Marshall’s adaptation so lost in the woods?
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
Feb. 22 2015 5:59 PMThe Snark MachineWhat Twitter’s smartest critics and funniest comics are saying about the Oscars.
Feb. 12 2015 7:56 PMSweet Whispered Safe WordsOh my God, ladies, are you dying over Fifty Shades of Grey?
Feb. 6 2015 8:15 AM“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.
Jan. 21 2015 7:11 PMThe Battle Over American SniperClint Eastwood’s film is a lot more than just red meat for red-state moviegoers.
Jan. 2 2015 9:45 AMA Most Curious MovieOscar Isaac is like a young Al Pacino, but A Most Violent Year still rings hollow.
Dec. 24 2014 4:32 PMThe InterviewWatch it to battle tyranny! But not for the laughs.
Dec. 19 2014 12:03 PMSelmaAva DuVernay’s moving, inspiring film about Martin Luther King and the struggle for the Voting Rights Act. 
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.

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