Sam Adams
Sam Adams

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

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Jan. 19 2018 1:14 PMA Documentary in Which Everything Is a LieOur New President retells the 2016 campaign through Russian propaganda.
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Jan. 12 2018 8:03 AMIs the New Black Mirror Too Black Mirror?Three critics discuss.
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Jan. 10 2018 2:08 PMWhy Frederick Wiseman Is Finally Putting His Documentaries Online
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Dec. 29 2017 6:00 PMWorld of Tomorrow, Episode Two: Stick Figures, Slapstick, and Existential Terror.
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Dec. 20 2017 7:33 AMBeing Laughable Doesn’t Make Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s Villains Any Less Dangerous
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Dec. 19 2017 5:55 AMA Guide to All The Last Jedi’s References to Other (Non-Star Wars) Movies
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Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMEvery Single Star in Murder on the Orient Express Is Upstaged by Kenneth Branagh’s MustacheIf only the rest of the movie were so wonderful.
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Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMCoco Is Haunted by the Ghosts of Past Pixar MoviesThe Day of the Dead–inspired new movie would have benefited from being a little less faithful to its ancestors.
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Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Killing of a Sacred Deer Is Like the Myth of Iphigenia as Directed by Stanley KubrickUntil it begins to resemble the myth of Iphigenia as directed by Lars von Trier.
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Dec. 12 2017 12:15 PMThe Last Jedi Brings Fresh Ideas Not Just to Star Wars but to the Whole Universe of MoviesWriter-director Rian Johnson approaches the franchise with a bold new vision, influenced by everything from Ran to Spaceballs.
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Dec. 5 2017 8:32 AMGet Out (Yay!), Twin Peaks (Huh?) Top Sight & Sound’s Best Films of 2017
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Dec. 1 2017 8:03 AMWoody Allen’s New Movie Isn’t a Confession. It’s Something Much More Damaging.
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Nov. 29 2017 5:30 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in December
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Nov. 20 2017 6:19 PMCBS News Suspends Charlie Rose, PBS Pulls The Charlie Rose Show In the Wake of Sexual Harassment Allegations
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Nov. 13 2017 4:16 PMFormer Louis C.K. Manager Dave Becky Apologizes for Ignoring Sexual Misconduct
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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?
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Jan. 11 2018 8:25 PMThe Commuter Is an Express Train to NeesontownMaking stops for gravelly ultimatums, unintentional laughter, and a surprising number of literary references.
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Jan. 9 2018 4:54 PMFrederick Wiseman’s Documentaries Are Finally Coming to Streaming
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Dec. 28 2017 5:55 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in January
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Dec. 20 2017 7:10 AMThe Greatest Showman Isn’t Exactly the Greatest Show on EarthThe new movie musical overpromises as much as P.T. Barnum did, but you might not be mad when it swindles you out of your money.
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Dec. 15 2017 4:57 PMIs The Last Jedi’s Ending a Travesty—or the Best Part of the Movie?
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Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMGary Oldman Doesn’t Just “Vanish” Into His Role as Winston Churchill in Darkest HourIn Joe Wright’s biopic, it’s actually difficult to see him.
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Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMThe Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) Might Sound Pretentious, Except It Stars Adam SandlerNoah Baumbach’s new film for Netflix might be the most un–Adam Sandler movie Adam Sandler has ever done.
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Dec. 15 2017 2:13 PMAmerican Made Is an Iran–Contra Movie That Gets High on Its Own SupplyThe new movie is one that director Doug Liman has been making for 15 years and Tom Cruise has been making for almost 35.
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Dec. 8 2017 10:35 AMThe New Tonya Harding Biopic Plays Like Goodfellas on Ice, or Fargo With Triple AxelsAnd Margot Robbie is its De Niro.
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Dec. 1 2017 3:30 PMWhat Should We Make of The Shape of Water’s Mysterious Ending? We Discuss Del Toro’s Latest.
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Nov. 29 2017 2:37 PMFlash, Supergirl Producer Fired After a Sexual Harassment Investigation
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Nov. 22 2017 7:33 AMThe Most (and Least) Menacing Roles of Ben Mendelsohn, Hollywood’s New Favorite Villain
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Nov. 14 2017 7:33 AMHonorary Oscar Winner Agnès Varda Shows How Documentary Directors Can Still Be Movie Stars
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Nov. 13 2017 1:27 PMAmazon Is Making a Lord of the Rings TV Series

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