Elbert Ventura

Elbert Ventura is managing editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

Oct. 18 2012 7:15 AMThe Return of Leos CaraxHoly Motors—one of the best movies of the year—will make you long for the movies the French auteur never made.
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Sept. 13 2011 1:00 PMThe Magnificent AmbersonsOrson Welles' original version may be lost to history, but even the compromised studio cut is a masterpiece—and it's finally on DVD.
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Feb. 1 2011 10:15 AMNight Catches UsA criminally overlooked film about the legacy of the Black Power movement.
Summer Movies
July 29 2010 10:03 AMSave Paul RuddHollywood is squandering one of its greatest comedic resources.
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Nov. 11 2009 7:11 AMShadowsJohn Cassavetes' startling directorial debut changed American movies forever.
Jan. 29 2009 6:49 AMDown and Out, Not in Beverly HillsFrozen River, Wendy and Lucy, and other great new movies about America's poor.
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Aug. 5 2008 5:53 AMCandid CamelotRobert Drew's documentaries captured the Kennedy mystique—and changed presidential politics forever.
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Dec. 26 2007 12:02 PMGo East, Young Man Two-Lane Blacktop was supposed to be the next Easy Rider. But it went in a different direction.
Feb. 23 2012 8:00 AMPalm Tree of LifeThe sneaky profundity of The Descendants.
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April 7 2011 10:20 AMThe WandererWith Meek's Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt makes the case that she deserves to be considered among the best American filmmakers.
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Nov. 9 2010 10:12 AMThe Greatest One-Off in Movie HistoryThe Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton's only film, influenced Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and the Coen brothers.
Feb. 18 2010 11:52 AMAging BullHas the fight gone out of Martin Scorsese?
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May 21 2009 6:41 AMThe Ubiquitous AndersonThe Brothers Bloom and the problem of Wes Anderson's pervasive influence.
Oct. 16 2008 6:57 AMBush on FilmHollywood's eight-year romance with the 43rd president.
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Jan. 7 2008 7:33 AMZodiacFile it under: serial killer flick/brief on behalf of a just, liberal society.
Summer Movies
June 27 2007 12:47 PMThe Original TarantinoHow Sergio Leone ushered in our borderless pop culture.



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Amazon Is Launching a Serious Run at Apple and Samsung


Slim Pickings at the Network TV Bazaar

Three talented actresses in three terrible shows.


More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. Now There’s Just One Thing Holding Us Back.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?