On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, our film critic Dana Stevens talks with staff writer Forrest Wickman about Snowpiercer, Bong Joon-ho’s bleak political allegory starring Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton. How does Joon-ho’s English-language debut compare to his Korean films? Does the film offer a nuanced take on the dystopian genre? And what political messages about climate change and income inequality does the film offer?
Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.
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