Dana Stevens, David Plotz, and David Haglund Discuss Before Midnight

Slate's Culture Blog
May 23 2013 9:03 AM

Spoiler Special: Before Midnight

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Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens talks in detail about new and forthcoming movies with a guest. You can listen to past Spoiler Specials here, and you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.

In this week’s episode, Stevens is joined by David Plotz and David Haglund to discuss Before Midnight, the follow-up to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) directed by Richard Linklater and starring Julie Delpy as Céline and Ethan Hawke as Jesse. Does it live up to the first two movies? Where are the couple now? What are they talking about? And how much do we still care?

These and many other questions are debated in the podcast below. Enjoy.

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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

David Plotz is Slate's editor at large. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.