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Movies
Nov. 28 2014 10:53 AMThe BabadookA terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.
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Nov. 26 2014 8:32 AMCode UnbrokenThe Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing but shies away from its hero’s complexities.
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2014 3:13 PMMike Nichols Said There Are Three Kinds of Scenes. He Was Great at All of Them.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 19 2014 10:36 AMBattle of the Slate Podcast Empire!
Brow Beat
Nov. 15 2014 4:58 PMIs Rosewater a Good Movie, or Just Self-Serious Filmmaking by Jon Stewart? We Discuss. 
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Nov. 14 2014 3:16 PMOrnithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist, CreepSteve Carell plays sinister billionaire John E. du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 12 2014 10:40 AMTo Become a London Cabdriver, You Must Pass the Hardest Test in the World
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2014 11:45 AMIs Interstellar a Visionary Masterpiece, or Just Visionary Baloney? Two Slate Critics Discuss.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 5 2014 12:50 PMThe Culture Gabfest “The New York Review of Taylor Swift” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Taylor Swift’s 1989, The 50 Year Argument, and that street harassment video.
Movies
Oct. 30 2014 10:18 AMVisionary HokumI snickered at Interstellar, but I never stopped staring in wonder.
Brow Beat
Oct. 25 2014 2:25 PMIs Birdman a Virtuoso Masterpiece or Hollow, Pretentious Filmmaking? We Debate.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 22 2014 1:10 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Boston” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest, live from Boston! On Birdman, “Sexiest [X] Alive” profiles, and poetry with Robert Pinsky.
Movies
Oct. 16 2014 10:56 AMBirdmanOr, the Not-Unexpected Virtues of Michael Keaton and Emmanuel Lubezki.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 10 2014 11:47 AMThe Culture Gabfest “You and Your Strange Ways Here in Hollywood” EditionLive from L.A.! The critics talk to Jenny Slate, discuss the movie adaptation of Gone Girl, talk screenwriting with John August and Craig Mazin, and close out with Natasha Lyonne.
Movies
Oct. 9 2014 8:38 AMWhiplashA teacher, his student, and the perils of pedagogy.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 26 2014 10:22 AMThe 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.
Brow Beat
Nov. 23 2014 3:10 PMIs Mockingjay Part 1 the Best Hunger Games Movie So Far, or Just Setup for the Big Finale?
Movies
Nov. 20 2014 11:28 AMLove Among the RuinsTeen romance and armed insurrection make strange bedfellows in Mockingjay Part I.
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 18 2014 5:40 PMThe 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.
Movies
Nov. 14 2014 6:20 PMThe Ballad of Kaz and NoniBeyond the Lights soars on the chemistry of its two young stars.
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Nov. 13 2014 3:45 PMThe Jon Stewart MovieTrying to set aside my love for The Daily Show while evaluating Rosewater
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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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Nov. 6 2014 11:58 AMCosmic ReliefIn The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking’s marriage is as complex as the universe.
Movies
Oct. 31 2014 12:53 PMThe Self-Made MonsterThree full performances almost save the empty Nightcrawler.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 29 2014 2:11 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Watching the Watchers Do the Watching” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Citizenfour, Jane the Virgin, and the unseen workers keeping your social media feeds clean.
Movies
Oct. 24 2014 1:38 PMForce MajeureWatch this brilliant and pitiless critique of marriage and masculinity with someone you love.
Movies
Oct. 17 2014 10:23 AMPhilip, StarkA savagely frank character study of a toxically narcissistic novelist.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 15 2014 10:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Find Your Biatch” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Serial, Dan Pashman’s Eat More Better, and Zadie Smith’s essay “Find Your Beach.”
Political Gabfest
Oct. 10 2014 10:34 AMThe “Live in San Francisco Superfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about California’s sexual consent law, political television, and Silicon Valley’s impact on American culture.
Brow Beat
Oct. 3 2014 3:42 PMA Spoiler-Filled Discussion of David Fincher’s Gone Girl

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