Movie Reviews

Dan Webster and Nathan Weinbender give short movie reviews.

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"Cold War" tells a tale of love and war in post-World War II Poland, Dan Webster says in his film review.

"Shoplifters" offers a new definition of family, Dan Webster say in his film review.

"They Shall Not Grow Old" is a vibrant look at World War I, Dan Webster Says in his film review.

Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk" revives the reputation of the great James Baldwin, Dan Webster says in his film review.

2018 in Review

Jan 16, 2019

At the start of every new year, film critics love to reflect on the previous 12 months, and cobble together their requisite lists of favorites. Nathan Weinbender says 2018 offered an embarrassment of riches, and he runs down the best that cinema had to offer last year.

"Mary Queen Of Scots" doesn't live up to its rich history, Dan Webster say in his film review.

"Vice" gives a caustic, opinionated—but not altogether unfair—assessment of a former vice president, Dan Webster says in his film review.

"The Favourite" is an offbeat study of royal capriciousness, Dan Webster says in his film review.

"Blindspotting," a commentary on gentrification, police brutality, and economic disparity starring and co-written by Daveed Diggs from "Hamilton," received acclaim at this year's Sundance Film Festival— but it completely bypassed Spokane theaters. Now that it's on DVD, Nathan Weinbender says it's an interesting debut film that's worth checking out.

"The Rider" is one of the best-reviewed films of the year with one of the most unusual backstories, and yet it barely played in Spokane— showing up on a single screen for only a week back in June. But now it's on DVD & Blu-ray, and it's a genuine marvel— blurring the line between reality and fiction in the true story of an injured rodeo rider trying to find his feet in the real world.