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Dana Stevens


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Past articles by Dana:

The Delightful Jason Segel Project Everyone’s Been Sleeping On

No, not Shrinking. → Read More

God, the New Magic Mike Is Such a Tease

Last Dance starts with a bang, but it misunderstands the appeal of the franchise. → Read More

2023’s First Great Comedy Is Knives Out Meets Columbo Meets Natasha Lyonne

The guy behind Glass Onion is back with another smart, snackable mystery. → Read More

The Stop-Motion Tchotchke Who Made Me Want to Be a Better Person

Farewell to the 2022 Slate Movie Club! → Read More

Another Hunk-a Hunk-a Burnin’ Mess From Baz Luhrmann

Slate's 2022 Movie Club, Entry 13. → Read More

All Hail “Let’s Go See a Movie” Movies, Like The Black Phone

Slate's 2022 Movie Club, Entry 9. → Read More

One Amazing Scene in The Fabelmans Changed How I Think About Steven Spielberg

Slate's 2022 Movie Club, Entry 5. → Read More

Avatar 2 Is Goofy, Cringey, and Spectacular

The Way of Water is most successful as history’s most expensive nature documentary. → Read More

Brendan Fraser Deserves an Oscar for The Whale, but the Movie? Yikes.

This awards hopeful’s problems run much deeper than fatphobia. → Read More

The New Knives Out Is a Total Blast

Its satire might not be as sharp as the original’s, but Glass Onion is no less attuned to how to please an audience. → Read More

Steven Spielberg’s Best Picture Front-Runner Isn’t What You Think

The deeply autobiographical The Fabelmans isn’t the gooey valentine to the movies you probably expect. → Read More

The New Black Panther Responds to Chadwick Boseman’s Loss With a Surprising Choice

Wakanda Forever finds a different way to do something radical. → Read More

The Great New Comedy That Should Get Colin Farrell His First Oscar Nomination

The writer-director of In Bruges and Three Billboards has made his best movie yet. → Read More

The Oscar Season’s Best #MeToo Movie Isn’t the One About Harvey Weinstein

She Said, Women Talking, and Tár all find power in what they don’t show—to very different ends. → Read More

This Oscar Season Has Its “Cancel Culture” Movie. It’s Thrilling.

Tár tells a #MeToo story from the perspective of the alleged perpetrator. What is it trying to say? → Read More

Why Dahmer Is Netflix’s Biggest Hit Since Squid Game—and Its Most Controversial

Does the Ryan Murphy show have some artistic merit, or is it just pure exploitation? → Read More

Confess, Fletch Is Jon Hamm at His Most Charming

Also, remembering Hilary Mantel, and explaining the chess cheating scandal. → Read More

Don’t Worry Darling’s Wild Surprise Ending Doesn’t Make Sense

The movie’s big twist doesn’t work on the level of either theme or plot. → Read More

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Doesn’t Fulfill the Title’s Promise

Also, demystifying the man with Moonage Daydream and discussing documentaries. → Read More

Ana de Armas Is Astonishing as Marilyn Monroe. Now, About the Movie

Netflix’s biopic spends so much time pitying the actress that it fails to capture what made us care about her. → Read More