Metallica: Through the NeverThe band’s new concert/adventure film really could have used more zombie policemen and perforated lasers.
That's DarkFrom The Dark Knight to Mountain Dew Dark Berry to Woolite Extra Dark Care: How darkness took over our culture.
We’re Living in a Golden Age of Documentary FilmmakingBut you’d never know it from watching the Oscars.
Look at Me, I'm Acting Here!12 high-wire performances that pandered to the academy but didn't even get a nomination.
How To Win an Oscar Without Saying a WordEight great silent performances from the sound era.
The U2 ParadoxNever has a band been more mockable, never has a band been more successful.
I'd Like To Thank My Co-StarCelebrating the quiet performances that make loud, Oscar-winning ones possible.
Johnny Depp's Adventures in Gender-BendingSwishy pirates, reclusive bachelors, Victorian dandies, and now a foppish hatter.
Why Did It Take 12 Years To Make Avatar?James Cameron, George Lucas, Sylvester Stallone, and other directors who took a really longtime between movies.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Brad Bird Is Not Superhuman Tomorrowland is the incredible Incredibles director’s first misfire.
Amtrak and the FCC What bad wireless spectrum policy has to do with the recent, deadly train derailment.
Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning In 10 percent of drownings, adults are nearby but have no idea the victim is dying. Here’s what to look for.