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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Culture Gabfest
Aug. 6 2014 12:10 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Not That Gomorrah” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Guardians of the Galaxy, plagiarism scandals, and brainstorming a new theme song.
Movies
July 31 2014 11:42 AMGuardians of the GalaxySure, it’s a Marvel spoof from Marvel, but it’s surprisingly light on its feet.
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July 25 2014 4:55 PMThe Most Wanted ManAs he did so many times before, Philip Seymour Hoffman elevates the movie around him.
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July 24 2014 10:46 AMÜberfrauTurn off 90 percent of your brain to watch Lucy.
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July 21 2014 11:19 AMWe Are the Best!A wonderful Swedish comedy about girls in a punk band.
Culture Gabfest
July 16 2014 10:48 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Migrating Buns” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Boyhood, Botched, and the dating app Tinder.
Brow Beat
July 11 2014 3:24 PMIs Boyhood Really a Masterpiece? Three Slate Writers Discuss the New Film.
Movies
July 9 2014 8:57 PMBoyhoodAs transcendent as it is ordinary—just like life.
Movies
July 3 2014 8:47 AMLife ItselfRoger Ebert at the movies, at home, and in the hospital.
Movies
June 27 2014 12:14 PMSnowpiercerThis train makes stops at bleak political allegory, elaborately choreographed ax battles, and goofy comic pratfalls. All aboard!
Culture Gabfest
June 25 2014 11:33 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Summer Strut 2014” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Fosters, Brooklyn’s industrial signs, and the 2014 summer strut playlist.
Movies
June 20 2014 10:49 AMVenus in FurA sharp, sexy comedy about the complex theater of contemporary gender relations.
Brow Beat
June 14 2014 9:19 AMTalking Earnestness, Abortion, and Marcel the Shell With Obvious Child Star Jenny Slate
Movies
June 11 2014 7:57 PM22 Jump StreetCan the bromance survive without bromophobia?
Culture Gabfest
June 11 2014 11:06 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Re-Stephening” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Obvious Child, young adult literature, and home economics.
Movies
Aug. 1 2014 1:06 PMBrendan Gleeson Gets BiblicalThe great Irish actor gets a black-humored, faith-obsessed showcase in Calvary.
Culture Gabfest
July 30 2014 10:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Dumb Culture Gabfest” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on TV comedy Nathan for You, Blake Lively’s new website Preserve, and the surprising power of children’s literature.
Brow Beat
July 24 2014 2:26 PMDoes It Matter That the Science in Lucy Is Preposterous? Three Critics Discuss.
Culture Gabfest
July 23 2014 9:56 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Ape Not Kill Ape” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Kickstarter, and “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Movies
July 17 2014 3:30 PMSex TapeThe sex tape in Sex Tape seems much more entertaining than Sex Tape.
Brow Beat
July 11 2014 3:56 PMDavid Weigel and Dana Stevens Discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Movies
July 11 2014 12:32 PMDawn of the Planet of the ApesThe primate revolution enters its Reign of Terror phase.
Culture Gabfest
July 9 2014 12:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Babbling Brooks” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Snowpiercer, Vicious, and David Brooks’ guide to emotional depth.
Brow Beat
June 27 2014 5:38 PMIs Snowpiercer Bong Joon-ho's Greatest Movie Yet? Two Slate Writers Discuss.
Movies
June 25 2014 4:39 PMThey Came TogetherThere’s not enough pepper in this paprikash.
Movies
June 20 2014 6:19 PMJersey BoysAs I recall it ended none too soon.
Culture Gabfest
June 18 2014 12:58 PMThe Culture Gabfest “This Is Sparta” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on 22 Jump Street, mainstreaming poetry, and the songs of the summer.
Movies
June 12 2014 6:29 PMPixote’s GameSpike Lee’s misguided World Cup joint.
Slate Plus
June 11 2014 3:52 PMThe Culture Gabfest: The “Are You Done Yet” Bonus SegmentDana and Julia corner Stephen to ask him five questions about his recent book leave.
Movies
June 6 2014 7:06 PMThe Fault In Our StarsI didn’t cry once. What is wrong with me?

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