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Movies 101
KPBX: Friday 6:30pm-7pm | KSFC: Saturday 1pm-1:30pm

The program began mid-1999, as KSFC started establishing itself as a separate news and information service. As KSFC as matured, so has Movies 101. The show has also been picked up on KPBX and has a loyal fan base, Friday evenings at 6:30pm.

Movies 101 is produced by Spokane Public Radio Music and Arts Producer, Jim Tevenan.

  • Movies 101
    On this week’s show, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart will reflect on a few films that deserve to be remembered.
  • Movies 101
    While Hollywood keeps churning out its theatrical blockbusters, some movie fans remain interested in seeing smaller, independently made films, many of which are available through one streaming service or another.
  • Movies 101
    Expectations are the enemy of artistic criticism. Why? Because they tend to get in the way of honest appraisal. This week Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two films that carry with them an almost obligatory sense of expectation. First up is the Nicolas Cage vehicle “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” followed by the Viking saga “The Northman.”
  • Movies 101
    Post-pandemic life is returning to something close to normal. This week, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss their respective experiences navigating the most recent Seattle International Film Festival, and offer their view of the film “The Outfit."
  • Movies 101
    We’re still a couple of months from the official start of summer, but that doesn’t mean that summer-type movies aren’t already upon us. This week, the Michelle Yeoh vehicle “Everything Everywhere All at Once” followed by the Agatha Christie adaptation “Death on the Nile.”
  • Movies 101
    On this week’s show, Nathan Weinbender, Mary Pat Treuthart and Dan Webster discuss writer-director Richard Linklater’s work, beginning with a review of his latest film, the animated memoir of 1969 Houston, Texas, titled “Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood.”
  • Movies 101
    We all fear something. Ghosts, serial killers, UFOs, enclosed spaces or – Hitchcock famously – birds. Fear makes for a great movie theme. This week, two films whose narratives depend on inherent human fears: The succinctly titled “X” followed by the Irish feature “You Are Not My Mother.”
  • Movies 101
    In the midst of March Madness, Movies 101 traditionally entertains a different kind of brain fever: Oscar Mania!
  • Movies 101
    On this week’s Movies 101, we discuss "The Batman," which features “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson. Then the new animated Disney-Pixar feature film “Turning Red.”
  • Movies 101
    Grief comes in many forms, from the personal to the universal. This week on Movies 101, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss a pair of films that traffic in both kinds of grief.