Sam Adams
Sam Adams

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

Brow Beat
Nov. 16 2018 3:49 PMGoodbye, FilmStruck. Hello, the Criterion Channel.
Movies
Nov. 14 2018 2:38 PMRalph Breaks the Internet Is Remarkably Smart About What It Feels Like to Live OnlineThe Disney sequel levels up on the first movie.
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2018 9:39 AMRead the Anti-Trump Speech That Got Jason Blum Booed Off Stage at the Israel Film Festival
Movies
Nov. 1 2018 7:39 PMOrson Welles’ Latest Meta-Masterpiece Is Premiering on NetflixAnd after nearly a half-century in the making, The Other Side of the Wind feels remarkably finished.
Wide Angle
Oct. 30 2018 8:30 AMSteve James on How Oak Park Has Reacted to America to MeThree years later, many are still arguing about that pool. Others have looked deeper.
Brow Beat
Oct. 19 2018 12:04 PMBallad of the Bent-Neck LadyThe Haunting of Hill House’s devastating twist episode will crush you emotionally—and enchant you visually.
Brow Beat
Oct. 10 2018 9:52 AMA Star Is Born Makes a Romance of Rock’s Most Damaging MythsThe movie’s battle between rock and pop, authenticity and artifice, and art and commerce is outdated at best.
Movies
Oct. 3 2018 3:53 PMA Review of Venom as Written by One Movie Critic and His Evil Alien SymbioteWAIT—WHO SAID YOU GET TO WRITE THE HEADLINE?
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2018 6:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in October
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2018 5:50 AMUnlike the Sitcom, the Good Place Podcast Might Give You Genuinely Useful Moral AdviceThe official companion to the NBC series offers so much more than behind-the-scenes trivia.
Television
Sept. 14 2018 12:12 PMAmerican Vandal Season 2 Is Like a Penis Graffitied on a Brand-New CarHilarious, if not quite as ingenious as the first time you saw it.
Movies
Sept. 7 2018 1:36 PMMichael Moore’s New Movie Is a Much-Needed Punch to the GutFahrenheit 11/9 is a rousing piece of propaganda and a worthy successor to the highest-grossing documentary of all time.
Brow Beat
Aug. 31 2018 11:58 AMMarco Rubio Should Probably Go See First Man Before He Accuses It of “Total Lunacy”We have to admit, that’s a good moon pun, though.
Brow Beat
Aug. 27 2018 5:10 PMJohn Goodman Says Roseanne Barr’s Character Is Gonna Die
Movies
Aug. 23 2018 5:29 PMAndrew Bujalski’s New Movie About a Hooters-esque Bar Thrives On ModestySupport the Girls is delightfully tacky, yet refined.
Movies
Nov. 16 2018 1:05 PMCreed II Is a Throwback to an Older Kind of SequelThe newest Rocky movie fights like the franchise isn’t even planning to go another round.
Movies
Nov. 8 2018 6:19 PMThe New Dragon Tattoo Movie Reduces Lisbeth Salander to a Goth James BondThe Girl in the Spider’s Web has style, but it won’t leave you shaken or stirred.
Brow Beat
Nov. 5 2018 9:01 AMThe Walking Dead Is Planning a Series of Rick Grimes Movies
Brow Beat
Nov. 1 2018 6:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in November
Brow Beat
Oct. 26 2018 10:37 AMEverything You Need to Know About Suspiria’s Post-Credits Scene
Movies
Oct. 18 2018 6:28 PMA Portrait of the Artist as a Young Skater BroJonah Hill’s first movie as a director may leave you thinking he’s just a poser.
Movies
Oct. 5 2018 4:47 PMThe Hate U Give Is a Black Lives Matter Movie Designed for Anyone Willing to ListenIt’s a message movie, but it never forgets the human dimension.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2018 11:07 AMThe Playwright Behind What the Constitution Means to Me on Questioning Our Founding DocumentHeidi Schreck discusses her new show about the Supreme Court, teenagers, and sexual assault.
Television
Sept. 25 2018 5:55 AMIn The Good Place Season 3, God Is a Helicopter ParentThe brilliant NBC sitcom reinvents itself again, but the struggle remains the same.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2018 9:50 PMAtlanta’s Teddy Perkins Came to the Emmys
Movies
Sept. 10 2018 4:36 PMIn American Dharma, Errol Morris Exposes Steve Bannon by Letting Him Think He WonThe already-controversial documentary gives the white nationalist a platform, then tries to take it out from under him.
Movies
Sept. 5 2018 1:47 PMA New Movie Unearths the Illegal Mass Deportation of Hundreds in ’17Robert Greene’s latest blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction, past and present.
Brow Beat
Aug. 31 2018 6:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in September
Television
Aug. 24 2018 7:22 PMAmerica to Me Is a Worthy Follow-up to Hoop DreamsSteve James’ panoramic portrait of racial inequality at one Illinois high school is no less epic, but you may still want more.
Brow Beat
Aug. 22 2018 11:56 AMIdris Elba Will Not Be the Next James Bond

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