Into the WoodsGreat cast. Great score. So why is Rob Marshall’s adaptation so lost in the woods?
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The Culture Gabfest Like You’ve Never Heard It BeforeListen to this week's Culture Gabfest "Behold! Ignorance and Want” Edition—complete, unfiltered, and uncut.
Mr. TurnerMike Leigh’s masterpiece solves all the problems that usually plague biopics about artists.
The Top 10 Movies of 2014Slate’s movie critic on the monsters, the mothers, and the minifigs of the year in film.
The Culture Gabfest “Rock, Paper, Scissors” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild, Matisse’s Cutouts at MOMA, and the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
Political Gabfest Extra: San Francisco TreatTwo Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination.
Culture Gabfest Extra: Pasadena, Here We ComeThree Culturefesters drive around Los Angeles toward a secret destination used in an ’80s summer blockbuster.
The Culture Gabfest “Totally Obsessed” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Black Mirror, Willa Paskin on cultural obsession, and more Willa Paskin on the decline of TV comedy.
The Culture Gabfest “How Could You?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the downfall of Bill Cosby, the legacy of Mike Nichols, and what the critics are thankful for this year.
Love Among the RuinsTeen romance and armed insurrection make strange bedfellows in Mockingjay Part I.
Hang Up And Listen
The Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn EditionSlate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.
The Jon Stewart MovieTrying to set aside my love for The Daily Show while evaluating Rosewater.
The Culture Gabfest “Behold! Ignorance and Want” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Sony hack, Mark Harris on Hollywood’s toxic franchises, and the best of Christmas movies.
SelmaAva DuVernay’s moving, inspiring film about Martin Luther King and the struggle for the Voting Rights Act.
The Culture Gabfest “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Top Five, the seven wonders of the modern world, and lumbersexuality.
The 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.
Walk 1,100 Miles in My ShoesIn Wild, Reese Witherspoon goes on an epic hike of self-invention.
The BabadookA terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.
Code UnbrokenThe Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing but shies away from its hero’s complexities.
Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist, CreepSteve Carell plays sinister billionaire John E. du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
The Obama Boom What should Republicans say now that the GDP is growing, the deficit is shrinking, and gas prices are falling?
The Weird, Embarrassing, Fascinating Things People Asked Librarians Before the Internet
The Blame Game Who’s really holding back innovation in schools—teachers or administrators?
What Makes Children Stop Believing in Santa Claus? Parents say one thing. Physics says another.
Cards Without Cardboard Can Topps save itself and a beloved hobby with baseball cards that live inside your phone?