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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Movies
Dec. 24 2014 10:37 AMInto the WoodsGreat cast. Great score. So why is Rob Marshall’s adaptation so lost in the woods?
Behind the Scenes
Dec. 23 2014 8:12 PMThe Culture Gabfest Like You’ve Never Heard It BeforeListen to this week's Culture Gabfest "Behold! Ignorance and Want” Edition—complete, unfiltered, and uncut.
Movies
Dec. 18 2014 2:10 PMMr. TurnerMike Leigh’s masterpiece solves all the problems that usually plague biopics about artists.
Movies
Dec. 14 2014 8:13 PMThe Top 10 Movies of 2014Slate’s movie critic on the monsters, the mothers, and the minifigs of the year in film.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 11 2014 10:23 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Rock, Paper, Scissors” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wild, Matisse’s Cutouts at MOMA, and the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
Political Gabfest
Dec. 8 2014 8:14 AMPolitical Gabfest Extra: San Francisco TreatTwo Slate podcast hosts trade stories while driving toward a secret destination.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 4 2014 7:21 PMCulture Gabfest Extra: Pasadena, Here We ComeThree Culturefesters drive around Los Angeles toward a secret destination used in an ’80s summer blockbuster.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 3 2014 2:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Totally Obsessed” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Black Mirror, Willa Paskin on cultural obsession, and more Willa Paskin on the decline of TV comedy.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 26 2014 10:22 AMThe Culture Gabfest “How Could You?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the downfall of Bill Cosby, the legacy of Mike Nichols, and what the critics are thankful for this year.
Brow Beat
Nov. 23 2014 3:10 PMIs Mockingjay Part 1 the Best Hunger Games Movie So Far, or Just Setup for the Big Finale?
Movies
Nov. 20 2014 11:28 AMLove Among the RuinsTeen romance and armed insurrection make strange bedfellows in Mockingjay Part I.
Hang Up And Listen
Nov. 18 2014 5:40 PMThe Superfest East, Live in Brooklyn EditionSlate’s mega-podcast on Obama’s immigration reform push, the rise of emoji, and Adam Silver’s call to legalize sports betting.
Movies
Nov. 14 2014 6:20 PMThe Ballad of Kaz and NoniBeyond the Lights soars on the chemistry of its two young stars.
Movies
Nov. 13 2014 3:45 PMThe Jon Stewart MovieTrying to set aside my love for The Daily Show while evaluating Rosewater
Movies
Nov. 7 2014 11:50 AMMarvel’s Coming for Your KidsBig Hero 6 is pretty good—at grooming its young audience to love live-action comic book blockbusters for life.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 24 2014 10:30 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Behold! Ignorance and Want” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the Sony hack, Mark Harris on Hollywood’s toxic franchises, and the best of Christmas movies.
Movies
Dec. 19 2014 12:03 PMSelmaAva DuVernay’s moving, inspiring film about Martin Luther King and the struggle for the Voting Rights Act. 
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 17 2014 4:50 PMThe Culture Gabfest “I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Top Five, the seven wonders of the modern world, and lumbersexuality.
Movies
Dec. 11 2014 11:55 AMThe Harshed MellowPaul Thomas Anderson’s shaggy Pynchon adaptation Inherent Vice.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 8 2014 10:06 AMThe Culture Gabfesters’ Little Trip to the Big Dig 
Movies
Dec. 5 2014 3:23 PMThe Tears Come on Their OwnIt doesn’t take much to make the Alzheimer’s story Still Alice a heart-wrenching film: Just aim the camera at Julianne Moore’s face and leave it.
Movies
Dec. 4 2014 2:16 PMWalk 1,100 Miles in My ShoesIn Wild, Reese Witherspoon goes on an epic hike of self-invention.
Movies
Nov. 28 2014 10:53 AMThe BabadookA terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.
Movies
Nov. 26 2014 8:32 AMCode UnbrokenThe Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing but shies away from its hero’s complexities.
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2014 3:13 PMMike Nichols Said There Are Three Kinds of Scenes. He Was Great at All of Them.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 19 2014 10:36 AMBattle of the Slate Podcast Empire!
Brow Beat
Nov. 15 2014 4:58 PMIs Rosewater a Good Movie, or Just Self-Serious Filmmaking by Jon Stewart? We Discuss. 
Movies
Nov. 14 2014 3:16 PMOrnithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist, CreepSteve Carell plays sinister billionaire John E. du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 12 2014 10:40 AMTo Become a London Cabdriver, You Must Pass the Hardest Test in the World
Brow Beat
Nov. 7 2014 11:45 AMIs Interstellar a Visionary Masterpiece, or Just Visionary Baloney? Two Slate Critics Discuss.

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