David Edelstein

David Edelstein is Slate's film critic. You can read his reviews in "Reel Time" and in "Movies." He can be contacted at slatemovies@slate.com.

Movies
Sept. 16 2005 8:05 AMAdapt This Everything is Illuminated and Thumbsucker are lost in translation
Reel Time
Sept. 8 2005 6:07 PMMan OverboardJackson and Levy play dumb; plus, the blithe idiocy of Bob Denver.
Reel Time
Aug. 29 2005 3:14 PMDrive-in DelightsSkeletons and virgins are even better outdoors.
Movies
Aug. 12 2005 4:50 PMExit, Pursued by a BearWerner Herzog's Grizzly Man.
Movies
Aug. 4 2005 7:50 PMSo Far AwayIn Broken Flowers, Jim Jarmusch and Bill Murray deadpan for gold.
Reel Time
July 29 2005 1:56 PMRemake My DayNew singers, new songs on The Bad News Bears,and The Beat That My Heart Skipped 
Reel Time
July 20 2005 11:12 AMTreat or Trick?Hustle & Flow is mostly jive. Plus, a Bay window on The Island, and Spielberg's 9/11.
Movies
July 14 2005 7:34 PMEye CandyCharlie and the Chocolate Factory is freakishly amusing.
Reel Time
July 5 2005 1:19 PMProgramming the Slammer Film FestivalReaders choose the most enlightening fare for Judith Miller.
Movies
June 28 2005 6:23 PMThey Came From BelowSteven Spielberg's War of the Worlds.
Movies
June 23 2005 5:29 PMUndead AgainGeorge A. Romero'snew zombie epic.
Reel Time
June 16 2005 5:38 PMChristmas in JulyIn praise of Miranda July's sublime Me and You and Everyone We Know
Summer Movies
June 14 2005 6:35 AMAll That Money Can Muck Up
Reel Time
June 8 2005 11:38 AMJolie GoodAngelina and Brad bask in each other's starlight. Plus, Remembering Anne Bancroft.
Movies
June 2 2005 5:30 PMKid GlovesA boxing movie that goes straight for the heart: Cinderella Man.
Movies
Sept. 8 2005 2:53 PMDemons, Out!The devil on trial in The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
Movies
Aug. 30 2005 5:08 PMMr. Fiennes, I Presume?In The Constant Gardener,Ralph Fiennes clams ups and goes to Africa.
Movies
Aug. 18 2005 10:59 AMHow To Handle a WomanRed Eye and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Reel Time
Aug. 11 2005 6:39 PMBugging OutIn praise of the tantalizing beauties of Junebug. 
Reel Time
Aug. 4 2005 3:08 PMHazzard PayoffThese Dukes are made for crashing. Plus dead rockers and life-affirming penguins. 
Movies
July 28 2005 8:27 PMDirty JokesThe Aristocrats tells one. 9 Songs is one.
Movies
July 14 2005 9:48 PMI Do, I Do!Say yes to the irresistible Wedding Crashers 
Reel Time
July 7 2005 8:21 PMDark Water Runs Deep; Fantastic Four Ain'tA marvelous horror and a horrible Marvel
Reel Time
July 3 2005 2:03 PMGirls, Uncorrupted and Compromised as HellAlice Wu's delightful Saving Face and the moving The Girl in the Café. Plus, entertaining Judy Miller.
Reel Time
June 23 2005 7:15 PMSam I'm NotNora Ephron's Bewitched is a weak brew.
Summer Movies
June 17 2005 3:31 PMLosing Our Joe-Mentum
Movies
June 14 2005 5:05 PMA Dark and Stormy KnightChristopher Nolan's Batman Begins.
Movies
June 10 2005 12:48 PMCastles in the AirMiyazaki's Howl's Moving Castle touches the sublime.
Reel Time
June 7 2005 1:14 PMDeeply Felt—or Holbrook?The nebulous center of All the President's Men.
Movies
May 27 2005 5:00 PMBowled OverMad Hot Ballroom and A League of Ordinary Gentlemen—two fun documentaries about winners and weepers.

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