Spoiler Specials

Power of the Dog

Dana Stevens and Jeffrey Bloomer spoil the Western drama.


Episode Notes

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 instantly dislikes them. Phil tirelessly mocks his new family members until their relationship takes a turn.

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

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Podcast production by Cleo Levin.


Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic. You can read her review here
Jeffrey Bloomer is Slate’s features editor.


About the Show

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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