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On Slate's Spoiler Specials, Slate critics, such as Dana Stevens and Willa Paskin, discuss new movies and TV shows in spoiler-filled detail. We dissect twist endings, plot holes, and other secrets you won't read in reviews. WARNING: This podcast contains spoilers (duh).

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On Slate's Spoiler Specials, Slate critics, such as Dana Stevens and Willa Paskin, discuss new movies and TV shows in spoiler-filled detail. We dissect twist endings, plot holes, and other secrets you won't read in reviews. WARNING: This podcast contains spoilers (duh).

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    The Lost Daughter

    The Lost Daughter

    On this week’s Spoiler Specials, Slate staffers Allegra Frank and Rebecca Onion spoil The Lost Daughter. 
    Leda Caruso (Olivia Colman) is a college professor on a sunny holiday in Greece. When she meets Nina (Dakota Johnson) and her young daughter on the beach, her observations prompt dark memories of her own early motherhood.
    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    Produced by Asha Saluja and Jasmine Ellis.

    To listen to Spoiler Specials and other Slate podcasts with zero ads, read unlimited articles on Slate.com, and support Slate's journalism, sign up for Slate Plus now.
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    • 54 min
    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home

    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. This week, Slate staffers Allegra Frank and Sam Adams spoil Spider-Man: No Way Home. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is grappling with being identified as Spider-Man. This not only has consequences for him, but also his girlfriend, Michelle “MJ” Jones-Watson (Zendaya), and his best friend Edward “Ned” Leeds (Jacob Batalon) who are rejected from MIT. This inspires Peter to approach Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) for help. But what happens when it all goes sideways? 
    You can read Allegra Frank and Sam Adams’s guide to the movie here.
    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.
    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.
    Podcast production by Jasmine Ellis.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    On the Spoiler Specials podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens is joined by Vox editor-at-large and co-creator of the podcast Arden, Emily VanDerWerff.

    Twenty years after the events of The Matrix Revolutions, Thomas Anderson, also known as Neo (Keanu Reeves) is once again confronted with a decision to forgo his ordinary life and open his mind to The Matrix. 

    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    Slate is having a holiday sale! For a limited time, we’re offering our annual Slate Plus membership at $25 off for your first year. With Slate Plus, you can listen to Spoiler Specials and other Slate podcasts with zero ads, read unlimited articles on Slate.com, and support Slate's journalism. Sign up for Slate Plus now. And if you’re already a member, consider giving the gift of Plus to a fellow Slate fan and they’ll receive all the benefits of membership."

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Asha Saluja with help from June Thomas
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    • 53 min
    Power of the Dog

    Power of the Dog

    On the Spoiler Specials podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens is joined by Slate features editor Jeffrey Bloomer to spoil the latest Jane Campion movie, Power of the Dog.

    When domineering rancher Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) meets his brother’s new wife Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and her son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee), he takes an instant dislike to them. Phil tirelessly mocks his new family members until Peter makes an unexpected discovery.  

    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

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    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Cleo Levin.

    Hosts
    Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. You can read her review here. 
    Jeffrey Bloomer is Slate’s features editor.
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    • 44 min
    House of Gucci

    House of Gucci

    On the Spoiler Specials podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens is joined by Slate staff writer Heather Schwedel and New Yorker staff writer Rachel Syme to spoil the latest movie from Ridley Scott, House of Gucci.
    When Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), a woman whose glamor belies her working-class lifestyle, meets Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) at a party, she senses an opportunity for something more. The film follows their romance as it grows, and then morphs into something more sinister.
    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    To listen to Spoiler Specials and other Slate podcasts with zero ads, read unlimited articles on Slate.com, and support Slate’s journalism, sign up for Slate Plus now. 

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Cleo Levin.

    Hosts
    Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. You can read her review here. 
    Heather Schwedel is a Slate staff writer.
    Rachel Syme is a New Yorker staff writer.
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    • 51 min
    Eternals

    Eternals

    On the Spoiler Specials podcast, Slate critics discuss movies, the occasional TV show, and, once in a blue moon, another podcast, in full spoiler-filled detail. This week, Slate movie critic Dana Stevens is joined by Slate senior editor Sam Adams and Slate editorial assistant Nadira Goffe to spoil the newest Marvel film, Eternals.

    The Eternals, a group of immortal beings with superpowers, reunite following an unexpected tragedy to fight the evil Deviants.

    Note: As the title indicates, this podcast contains spoilers galore.

    To listen to Spoiler Specials and other Slate podcasts with zero ads, read unlimited articles on Slate.com, and support Slate's journalism, sign up for Slate Plus now. 

    Email us at spoilers@slate.com.

    Podcast production by Cleo Levin.

    Hosts
    Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. You can read her review here. 
    Sam Adams is a Slate senior editor. 
    Nadira Goffe is Slate’s editorial assistant. 

    Sam and Nadira both contributed to “The Casual Marvel Fan’s Guide to Eternals”
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
633 Ratings

633 Ratings

radiantlady ,

Lazy reviewing

Just listened to one episode on the movie Power of Dog. I was really hoping to get good insight into the twists of this movie. Disappointed that both reviewers got many parts of the movie wrong admitting that they couldn’t remember scenes and omitted many key scenes. Kinda half-baked and lazy reviewing, in my opinion. If you’re going to do a spoiler podcast review of a movie, maybe try taking some notes.

dahardyg ,

What’s the rush

I had to check to see if I accidentally hit the wrong button- the woman reviewer talks SO fast I thought it was sped up.

Just Good Sense ,

The movie podcast for people who hate movies

Finally deleted this one off my feed after two years of frustration with reviewers (not gonna dignify them as “critics”) who not only seem to be disappointed in every movie they see, but can’t be bothered to pay attention to those movies in order to coherently explain what they didn’t like. It’s become funny, in a sad way, to hear Stevens say for the umpteenth time that she’s totally spaced on this or that aspect of the story of any given picture. Maybe she (all of them, really) would be happier finding other things to cover at Slate. Child care, maybe, or animal news?

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