A World Without WaterworldsWhatever happened to the box-office bomb?
The Best Movies Never MadeOrson Welles as Christ, Paul McCartney as Frodo, Al Pacino as Noriega, and seven other near-misses.
Remember Dick Tracy?It had Warren Beatty. Al Pacino. Madonna. Songs by Sondheim.
The Real DealThe unjustly unheralded Michael Winterbottom blurs the line between fiction and documentary.
Go See BreathlessGodard's debut reinvented the movies, and it's never looked better.
Why Don't Movies Ever Blow Up the Bay Bridge?A history of destroying national landmarks on film.
Slate's Summer Movies Issue IIIIt's a sequel, but we promise it's good.
Best Weekend NeverWhy journalists don't account for inflation when they report box office records.
The Blockbusters of ChinaChinese people watch good movies in which people shoot one another with crossbows, not the miserable art-house fare that gets exported.
Brad Bird, Animation AuteurHow the director of Ratatouille became the Stanley Kubrick of animation.
Wait Till Next YearNot impressed with this summer's blockbusters? Check out what's on tap for summer 2008.
The Original TarantinoHow Sergio Leone ushered in our borderless pop culture.
Real American HeroThe analog awesomeness of Live Free or Die Hard.
Revolutionary Road—the MovieLeonardo DiCaprio. Kate Winslet. Richard Yates' dark novel is finally being made into a Hollywood movie.
Leisure and InnocenceThe eternal appeal of the stoner movie.
Save Paul RuddHollywood is squandering one of its greatest comedic resources.
The Silence of the SilentsA heroic wiki project to identify lost and orphaned films.
Summer MoviesSlate's complete coverage of blockbuster season.
Pixar's Secret WeaponJohn Ratzenberger.
The Genius of Jackie ChanHe's a cinematic artist on par with Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
"That Was Way Too Close!"Wonderfully absurd escapes from mortal danger in the original G.I. Joe cartoon.
Minor ThreatWhy are we so fascinated with horror movies about homicidal children?
That Was AwesomeWhat stuntmen think are the best stunt films of all time.
The King of All FormulasThe incredible true story of the man who invented the Hollywood schlock machine.
Rat and Mouse GameWhat rat movies are really about.
Happy MealRatatouille moved me to tears.
Killer IdeasUsing movie plots to combat terrorism.
The Surf Also RisesHow macho movies get misread as homoerotic.
Make It a Large for a Quarter More? A short history of movie theater concession stands. Plus: A candy quiz!
Slate's Summer Movies IssueOld habits die hard.