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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Movies
Sept. 19 2014 2:06 PMThe Guest and Fort BlissHow do we tell the stories of soldiers returning home from war?
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Sept. 11 2014 12:20 PMThe Skeleton TwinsSomeone please make Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader a Tracy and Hepburn for our time!
Movies
Aug. 25 2014 9:15 AMYour Mother-in-Law Loved ChefHow did Jon Favreau’s amiable middlebrow comedy become the sleeper hit of the summer—the movie everyone says you have to see?
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Aug. 21 2014 10:28 AMThe NewlywedsJohn Lithgow and Alfred Molina in the enchanting, romantic Love Is Strange.
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Aug. 15 2014 11:08 AMIf You Have to MaskMichael Fassbender, in search of a new challenge, covers up in Frank.
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Aug. 13 2014 7:32 AMThe Designing WomanThe perfect career of Lauren Bacall—an exquisite beauty with the quickest mind in the room—in five films.
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.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 17 2014 8:05 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Oh, Grow Up!” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on A. O. Scott’s eulogy to adulthood, “fingerprint” words, and the Apple Watch.
Movies
Sept. 12 2014 10:00 AMThe Disappearance of The Disappearance of Eleanor RigbyWhy did Harvey Weinstein have a director transform two reportedly fascinating romantic dramas into one bland one?
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 10 2014 10:50 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Talk of Shame” EditionA special call-in edition of the Slate Culture Gabfest! On: parenthood, imaginary language knowledge, film festivals, and more.
Outward
Aug. 22 2014 3:25 PMIs Love Is Strange Beautifully Meditative or Frustratingly Shapeless? 
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 20 2014 10:18 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Precision of Language” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Giver, ironic misandry, and movie soundtracks.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 13 2014 4:18 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Goodnight, Robin Williams” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the late, great Robin Williams; Steven Soderbergh’s new show, The Knick; and how to talk about the weather.
Movies
Aug. 8 2014 12:16 PMThe Art House in Your Living RoomFilm lovers, it's time to cede the summer to multiplexes and watch strange little movies at home. These three make a great start.
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.
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July 9 2014 12:39 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Babbling Brooks” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Snowpiercer, Vicious, and David Brooks’ guide to emotional depth.

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