Sam Adams
Sam Adams

Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor and the editor of Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

Brow Beat
April 9 2018 10:29 AMWatch John Oliver Open His Own “Crisis Pregnancy Center”
Brow Beat
April 6 2018 12:38 PMIsao Takahata, Dead at 82, Was Studio Ghibli’s Underappreciated Master
Culture Gabfest
April 4 2018 12:54 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Midnight at the OASIS” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ready Player One, Barry, and Cannes banning Netflix.
Movies
March 20 2018 10:59 AMSteven Soderbergh’s Unsane Wants to Make You Feel CrazyIs Claire Foy being gaslighted, or is it you?
Movies
March 13 2018 9:04 AMThe Task Is a Movie That Makes You Feel Like You’re Being WatchedThe task is to discover what The Task is.
Brow Beat
March 7 2018 7:33 AMDon’t Blame the Oscars for the Broadcast’s Low RatingsThe academy’s taste hasn’t gotten more obscure. Audiences have gotten less curious.
Brow Beat
Feb. 28 2018 3:04 PMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in March
Movies
Feb. 23 2018 9:30 AMWatching Netflix’s Mute Is Like Counting Electric SheepDuncan Jones’ dream project was hyped as a daring spiritual sequel to Blade Runner. Instead it just feels like a retread.
Movies
Feb. 8 2018 6:35 PMThe 15:17 to Paris Is Such a Meandering, Tedious Ride It’s Almost Avant-GardeClint Eastwood’s latest never finds its greater purpose.
Brow Beat
Feb. 6 2018 1:00 PMWatch the First Clip from Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs
Movies
Feb. 1 2018 5:55 AMOscar Nominee A Fantastic Woman Tells a Different Kind of Trans StoryFocusing its camera on trans actress Daniela Vega, the Chilean drama allows us to see not an actorly transformation but a fully formed person.
Brow Beat
Jan. 29 2018 2:10 PMThe Best Movies From Sundance Aren’t Coming to a Theater Near YouFilm festivals aren’t just the best place to see movies in theaters. Increasingly, they’re the only place.
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2018 10:36 PMKesha’s Cathartic #MeToo Performance of “Praying” Brought the Grammys to TearsCyndi Lauper, Andra Day, and Janelle Monáe had her back.
Movies
Jan. 22 2018 5:19 PMThe Tale Is the Perfect Movie for Our #MeToo MomentThe film that left Sundance shell-shocked blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction, past and present, victim and hero.
Movies
Jan. 16 2018 7:35 PMMary and the Witch’s Flower Is Like Harry Potter as Directed by MiyazakiThe first movie from a new studio staffed by Ghibli alums faithfully re-creates the Miyazaki magic. But is it too faithful?
Movies
April 6 2018 4:43 PMA Quiet Place Can Only Be Fully Experienced in the TheaterJohn Krasinski’s inventive thriller—in which aliens attack anything that makes a sound—rewards those who sit in silence.
Brow Beat
April 6 2018 11:12 AMEveryone Wants to Know What the Hell Happened on Atlanta Last Night
Brow Beat
March 30 2018 7:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in April
Music
March 16 2018 1:38 PMYo La Tengo’s There’s a Riot Going On Is Hardly Riotous, but It’s One of Their BestLike the Sly and the Family Stone classic from which it takes its name, the album responds to troubling times by turning inward.
Movies
March 8 2018 3:27 PMThe Strangers: Prey at Night’s Only Value Is as a Reminder of What Made the Original a MasterpieceThe sequel is as determined to lean into well-worn horror-movie tropes as the original film was to invert them.
Brow Beat
March 5 2018 12:02 AMBlade Runner 2049 Cinematographer Roger Deakins Just Broke One of the Oscars’ Longest Losing StreaksIt’s about time.
Movies
Feb. 23 2018 4:33 PMGame Night Is a Team Effort, but Rachel McAdams Is the Big WinnerRachel McAdams and Jason Bateman ground an increasingly outlandish satire.
Movies
Feb. 14 2018 3:55 PMEarly Man Shows That Primitive Technologies Can Still Achieve WondersThe new movie from the team behind Wallace and Gromit and Chicken Run is a plasticine tribute to the Pleistocene era.
Brow Beat
Feb. 7 2018 10:19 AMHiring Game of Thrones’ Creators to Do Star Wars Was the Least Imaginative Choice PossibleIf only there were some sort of well-known Star Wars line about having bad feelings about things.
Brow Beat
Feb. 5 2018 1:35 PMNetflix’s Surprise Release Turned a Doomed Cloverfield Sequel Into a Must-WatchBut look out for the aftertaste.
Brow Beat
Jan. 31 2018 5:50 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in February
Brow Beat
Jan. 28 2018 11:21 PMDid U2’s The Edge Wear Two Different MLK Jr. T-Shirts to the Grammys?A Slate Investigation.
Brow Beat
Jan. 24 2018 4:56 PMThe Fall’s Mark E. Smith Is Dead at Age 60No cause of death was immediately given.
Movies
Jan. 19 2018 1:14 PMA Documentary in Which Everything Is a LieOur New President retells the 2016 campaign through Russian propaganda.
Brow Beat
Jan. 12 2018 8:03 AMIs the New Black Mirror Too Black Mirror?Three critics discuss.

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