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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

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
June 5 2014 10:30 AMObvious ChildA modest little comedy about an abortion.
Movies
May 30 2014 7:21 PMNight MovesA slow-burning suspense thriller from Kelly Reichardt, with an ending you’ll argue about all night.
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May 29 2014 7:36 PMMaleficentA fairy tale about the evil spell Angelina Jolie has cast on America.
Movies
May 23 2014 6:21 PMThe Book Every Movie Lover Should OwnThe sixth—and possibly last—edition of David Thomson’s New Biographical Dictionary of Film.
Movies
May 22 2014 1:43 PMEffin’ Magnetos—How Do They Work?X-Men Days of Future Past is maximalist Hollywood filmmaking at its best.
Brow Beat
May 16 2014 4:44 PMIs Godzilla a Summer Blockbuster With a Brain? Or Just a Fun Lizard Fight? We Debate.
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?
Culture Gabfest
June 4 2014 10:39 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Ow, Your Cheekbone!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Maleficent, faking cultural literacy, and the song that introduced sex to pop music in 1909.
Brow Beat
May 30 2014 5:07 PMDoes Angelina Jolie Cast a Magical Spell in Her New Movie? Two Critics Debate.
Culture Gabfest
May 28 2014 1:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Sadness as the Bread” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on HBO’s The Normal Heart, commencement speeches, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Slate Plus
May 23 2014 12:31 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Reparations, Beowulf, and a rum omelette, from Dana Stevens.
Culture Gabfest
May 21 2014 11:02 AMThe Culture Gabfest “We Are 100 Percent All Going to Die Someday” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Penny Dreadful, Chipotle’s new literary branding, and net neutrality.
Movies
May 15 2014 9:55 PMWant to See a Giant Radioactive Lizard Whale on Stuff?Then Godzilla delivers.

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Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.