On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens and TV critic Willa Paskin discuss The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, the latest film installment of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian fantasy. How does it compare with the other films? Is it actually good, or does Jennifer Lawrence merely redeem it with her steely performance? And was the abrupt ending earned, or just an arbitrary decision?
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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