Author Spotlight

Dana Stevens

Dana Stevens is the film critic at Slate, a cohost of Slate’s Culture Gabfest and Flashback podcasts (the latter on classic cinema), and the author of a forthcoming book on Buster Keaton.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High: A Kid’s-Eye View

One of the most influential high-school movies ever made, Amy Heckerling’s debut feature is both a raunchy crowd-pleaser and a keen sociological snapshot of teen culture.

By Dana Stevens

Holiday: Play Mates

With the chemistry they perfected in their third collaboration, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant proved they were a match made in screwball heaven.

By Dana Stevens

Election: That’s Why It’s Destiny

Alexander Payne skewers the absurdities of American politics in this tale of a high-school presidential campaign gone ugly.

By Dana Stevens