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Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

Movies
Oct. 17 2014 10:23 AMPhilip, StarkA savagely frank character study of a toxically narcissistic novelist.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 15 2014 10:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Find Your Biatch” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Serial, Dan Pashman’s Eat More Better, and Zadie Smith’s essay “Find Your Beach.”
Political Gabfest
Oct. 10 2014 10:34 AMThe “Live in San Francisco Superfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about California’s sexual consent law, political television, and Silicon Valley’s impact on American culture.
Brow Beat
Oct. 3 2014 3:42 PMA Spoiler-Filled Discussion of David Fincher’s Gone Girl
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 1 2014 2:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest “That Balloon Dog Didn’t Make Itself” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest tours the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney, and discusses the myth of the “self-made man.”
Movies
Sept. 25 2014 1:55 PMThe BoxtrollsNeeds more Boxtrolls.
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.
Movies
Oct. 16 2014 10:56 AMBirdmanOr, the Not-Unexpected Virtues of Michael Keaton and Emmanuel Lubezki.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 10 2014 11:47 AMThe Culture Gabfest “You and Your Strange Ways Here in Hollywood” EditionLive from L.A.! The critics talk to Jenny Slate, discuss the movie adaptation of Gone Girl, talk screenwriting with John August and Craig Mazin, and close out with Natasha Lyonne.
Movies
Oct. 9 2014 8:38 AMWhiplashA teacher, his student, and the perils of pedagogy.
Movies
Oct. 2 2014 12:04 PMGone GirlBeautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.
Brow Beat
Sept. 27 2014 9:22 AMHow Good Is The Boxtrolls? Two Critics Discuss.
Movies
Sept. 19 2014 2:06 PMThe Guest and Fort BlissHow do we tell the stories of soldiers returning home from war?
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 12 2014 5:05 PMMike Pesca vs. the Culture Gabfest Watch this week’s Culture Gabfest extra for Slate Plus
Movies
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?
Movies
Aug. 21 2014 10:28 AMThe NewlywedsJohn Lithgow and Alfred Molina in the enchanting, romantic Love Is Strange.
Movies
Aug. 15 2014 11:08 AMIf You Have to MaskMichael Fassbender, in search of a new challenge, covers up in Frank.
Obit
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.
Movies
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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