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.

The Movie Club
Dec. 29 2005 5:47 PMGoodbye to All This
The Movie Club
Dec. 29 2005 12:06 PMUndeniable Denials
The Movie Club
Dec. 28 2005 1:18 PMOn Socialized Criticism
Dec. 22 2005 11:51 AMDeath of a Hit ManSteven Spielberg's Munich and the hell of getting even.
Reel Time
Dec. 15 2005 5:01 PMDonkey KongsYour film critic defends himself from charges of knee-jerk liberalism and racism.
Reel Time
Dec. 9 2005 6:22 PMKimono DragonsOnly the bitchery clicks in Memoirs of a Geisha. Plus, a splendidly intimate Narnia. 
Reel Time
Dec. 2 2005 4:00 PMGirl FlightAeon Flux doesn't suck
Reel Time
Nov. 18 2005 1:23 PMThe Living GallCraig Lucas' hateful Dying Gaul. Plus, Walk the Line never wobbles.
Nov. 11 2005 7:02 AMAusten PowerA neat, fleet Pride and Prejudice. 
Reel Time
Oct. 28 2005 3:46 PMLaugh Laugh Scream ScreamThe Legend of Zorro and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang teeter deftly between giggles and thrills. Plus, Mr. Sulu and The Weather Man.
Oct. 20 2005 6:10 PMCharlize and the Chauvinist FactoryNorth Country, a harassment drama from Niki Caro.
Reel Time
Oct. 11 2005 5:03 PMFor Your Eyes OnlyA preview of the new James Bond.
Oct. 4 2005 2:37 PMJingle BelleJulianne Moore's The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.
Reel Time
Sept. 30 2005 1:04 PMFire, Fly With MeFlipping for Joss Whedon's Serenity and Carroll Ballard's Duma.
Sept. 23 2005 7:41 AMArt for Arteries' SakeThe bloody fatalism of David Cronenberg's A History of Violence.
The Movie Club
Dec. 29 2005 2:32 PMZombie-Eds
The Movie Club
Dec. 28 2005 5:37 PMActing Up
Dec. 26 2005 7:45 PMMe and You and Everything We WatchedThe Best Films of 2005, and my last Movie Club.
Reel Time
Dec. 16 2005 3:47 PMBlood From StonesRiches in The Family Stone and  wretchedness in The Producers.
Dec. 12 2005 7:01 PMGorilla My DreamsPeter Jackson's King Kong celebrates interspecies love.
Dec. 8 2005 7:07 PMLasso Me TenderAng Lee's Brokeback Mountain and a season of gay cinema.
Nov. 18 2005 6:06 AMScary HarryA more sinister Potter.
Reel Time
Nov. 11 2005 11:17 AMSilver ShowersSarah Silverman's great geysers of filth.
Nov. 3 2005 6:37 PMKilljoysThe hell of not shooting Iraqis in Jarhead. 
Reel Time
Oct. 21 2005 4:58 PMIn the Mood for MooCow eyes and little else in Steve Martin's Shopgirl.
Oct. 13 2005 5:03 PMSons and MuggersIn Elizabethtown, Cameron Crowe mourns a lost father; in Domino, Tony Scott is like a predatory uncle.
Reel Time
Oct. 7 2005 2:52 PM24-Carrot BlissWallace & Gromit cheese off a Were-Rabbit, Clooney has a Good Night, and Baumbach harpoons a squid and a whale.
Sept. 29 2005 5:18 PMThe Truman ShowPhilip Seymour Hoffman's brilliant Capote.
Reel Time
Sept. 23 2005 12:45 PMSome Children Left BehindKids get the shaft in Flightplan and Oliver Twist
Reel Time
Sept. 16 2005 2:43 PMDeath Becomes HimTim Burton's gorgeous nightmares, plus penguin love.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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  News & Politics
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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.