David Ehrlich
David Ehrlich

David Ehrlich is a staff writer at Rolling Stone and a film critic for Slate.

Movies
March 23 2016 7:06 PMMy Big Fat Greek Wedding 2This ode to family heritage would have done better to break with tradition.
Movies
March 10 2016 1:36 PMEverything’s Amazing and Nobody’s HappyIn the bracing indie Creative Control, technology can’t save us from ourselves. 
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Feb. 26 2016 10:22 AMThe Mermaid Comes Ashore Even Sony’s publicists didn’t know Stephen Chow’s new movie was opening in the U.S. But it’s demented, great, and a hit.
The Oscars
Feb. 23 2016 9:13 AMBridge of Spies Is the Best Picture of the YearSteven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are two movie greats at the top of their game.
Movies
Feb. 11 2016 11:21 AMWhy Male Models?Zoolander 2 has no idea.
Movies
Jan. 22 2016 11:56 AMThe $400 Million Baby Vampire RadishWhat can Hollywood learn from Monster Hunt, the highest-grossing film in Chinese history?
The Movie Club
Jan. 8 2016 9:35 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 16: Sure, let’s think about what the movie version of Hamilton should look like!
The Movie Club
Jan. 7 2016 7:30 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 11: 25 things that offended me at the movie theater in 2015.
The Movie Club
Jan. 4 2016 9:58 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 3: Carol Carol Carol Carol Carol Carol Carol Carol Carol Carol Carol.
Television
May 18 2015 7:37 AMThe 10 Greatest Shots in Mad Men’s Seven-Season RunSaying goodbye to the most beautiful series on TV.
The Movie Club
Jan. 9 2015 11:15 AMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 15: Complaining about the accuracy of a historical film is a sure sign you don’t know how to watch movies.
Culturebox
Jan. 7 2015 1:57 PMLet Them Eat CakeHow a terrible Jennifer Aniston movie turned into this year’s Oscar Cinderella story.
The Movie Club
Jan. 5 2015 2:00 PMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 3: Cheerfully mansplaining why the gender politics of Gone Girl are more complicated than you think.
Movies
March 17 2016 11:28 AMKeeping Faith in Jeff NicholsHis soulful new sci-fi Midnight Special confirms that he’s a magical directorial talent—who’s making increasingly flawed films.
Movies
March 3 2016 10:40 AMCinema’s Poet of Awe? Or That Horny Kid in Your Directing Class?Terrence Malick’s new Knight of Cups is beautiful, and obsessed with observing beautiful women.
Brow Beat
Feb. 26 2016 10:14 AMWatch All Eight of Slate’s Video Essays on This Year’s Best Picture Nominees
Movies
Feb. 18 2016 8:15 AMThe Witch Finds Rapture in the DarknessA “New England folktale” of savage grace and conviction.
Movies
Feb. 3 2016 10:21 AMThe Cosmic Purpose of the Film IndustryThe Coen brothers’ new movie (about movies) is one of their very best.
Movies
Jan. 14 2016 2:59 PMMichael Bay Goes to WarThe director’s Benghazi movie is loud, tasteless, and remarkably astute about American foreign policy.
Movies
Jan. 8 2016 8:40 AMThe ForestNatalie Dormer stars in yet another of Hollywood’s early January mercy killings.
The Movie Club
Jan. 6 2016 7:00 AMThe 2015 Movie ClubEntry 7: People of the future will be able to watch The Hateful Eight to understand how screwed up we were in 2015.
Culturebox
Sept. 30 2015 5:54 AMThe Distributor as AuteurCan the scrappy company behind Room, Spring Breakers, and The End of the Tour save the film industry?
Television
May 15 2015 4:26 PMDoes Don Draper Believe in Love?The seven-season evolution of his—and Mad Men’s—relationship to romance.
The Movie Club
Jan. 8 2015 2:11 PMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 11: The Marvel movie has become a genre unto itself, banally flattening any other mode absorbed into its spectacle.
The Movie Club
Jan. 7 2015 10:02 AMThe 2014 Movie ClubEntry 7: Everyone sees a little of himself in Boyhood’s Mason. But is he actually a character at all?