Sam Adams
Sam Adams

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

Brow Beat
Jan. 16 2019 8:13 PMWith Hulu and Netflix’s Fyre Festival Docs, Instagram Influencers Get Their Gimme ShelterBoth movies blame millennials, but the problem is so much bigger.
Movies
Jan. 9 2019 4:30 PMM. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable Sequel Should Have Been GreatTwist: It’s not.
Movies
Jan. 3 2019 12:00 PMIf Movie Theaters Are Your Church, the Aretha Franklin Concert Movie Will Be a Religious ExperienceThe 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Brow Beat
Dec. 31 2018 6:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in January
Brow Beat
Dec. 27 2018 5:50 AMThe Post-Credits Scene That Takes Vice From Bad to Unforgivable
Movies
Dec. 19 2018 12:08 PMWelcome to Marwen Is About Life in Plastic. It’s Not Fantastic.Robert Zemeckis’ new movie is the tragedy of a man lost in his fantasy worlds.
Brow Beat
Dec. 14 2018 6:40 PMDoes It Matter How You Watch Roma?Are critics who say you have to see Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece in a movie theater being advocates or just snobs?
Movies
Dec. 5 2018 6:53 PMSpider-Verse Is a Superhero Movie for People Tired of the Same Old Superhero MoviesIt brings so much more to the genre than diversity.
Brow Beat
Dec. 3 2018 12:29 PMThis Supercut of the Year’s Best Movies Really Ties 2018 Together
Brow Beat
Nov. 26 2018 1:42 PMBernardo Bertolucci, Director of The Last Emperor and Last Tango in Paris, Is Dead at 77
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
Jan. 14 2019 5:55 AMTwo Oscar Favorites Show Great Acting Is More Than MimicryAs Dick Cheney, Christian Bale is uncanny. As Mary Poppins, Emily Blunt is something new.
Brow Beat
Jan. 7 2019 12:26 AMNo, Green Book Is Not Going to Win Best PictureAnd neither is Bohemian Rhapsody.
Movies
Jan. 2 2019 12:45 PMFred Rogers, RBG, and 2018’s Documentary Market of Celebrity HagiographyThe 2018 Movie Club: another interruption.
Brow Beat
Dec. 28 2018 3:58 PMHere Are All the Endings to Black Mirror’s Interactive Episode, “Bandersnatch”What if endings, but too much?
Brow Beat
Dec. 26 2018 12:39 PMJordan Peele Says His New Movie, Us, “Is Not About Race”
Movies
Dec. 18 2018 5:55 PMAquaman Is the Best Star Wars Movie of the YearDC’s latest has less in common with a superhero film than an otherworldly fantasy epic.
Brow Beat
Dec. 7 2018 10:57 AMIt Wasn’t Kevin Hart’s Homophobic Tweets That Doomed His Oscars Hosting GigIt was his nonapology.
Brow Beat
Dec. 5 2018 1:58 PMLars von Trier’s Director’s Cut of The House That Jack Built Delayed After Ratings Board Threats
Brow Beat
Nov. 30 2018 6:33 AMThe Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu in December
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2018 3:55 PMWidows Director Steve McQueen on Why He Wanted to Adapt a 35-Year-Old TV Series“It stayed with me because nothing had changed.”
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

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