On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens talks in spoiler-y detail about new 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.
In this week’s episode, Stevens and Slate editorial director John Swansburg discuss Blue Caprice, a movie about the snipers who terrorized the nation's capital just over a decade ago. Is this a biopic, a thriller, or something entirely? Does the film shed any light on the real-life killers, the middle-aged John Allen Muhammad (played by Isaiah Washington) and the teenaged Lee Boyd Malvo (Tequan Richmond)? Learn the answers to these questions and more by listening below.
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