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Movies 101

  • Movies 101
    Opportunists exists in all genres of art. Some are good, some are bad and – all often – some are both. This week, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two movies that features opportunists of the first order. First up is the the big-screen biopic “Elvis” followed by the Netflix sport film “Hustle.”
  • Movies 101
    No art form is more personal than comedy. Just ask the standup comic Chris Rock. This week, Dan Webster, Mary Pat Treuthart and Nathan Weinbender discuss a couple of comedy studies, both now streaming online. One is the HBO Max two-part documentary “George Carlin’s American Dream,” the other Hulu’s narrative romantic comedy “Fire Island.”
  • Movies 101
    Blockbusters come in all shapes and sizes, from action-packed frenzy to upper-crust fantasy. On this week’s show, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two films, each a prime example of frenzy and/or fantasy. First up is “Top Gun: Maverick” followed by “Downton Abbey: A New Era.”
  • Movies 101
    Though overly simplistic, our modern view of stage plays is symbolized by the pair of classic memes, one signifying tragedy, the other comedy. This week, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender and Mary Pat Treuthart discuss two movies that, at least at first glance, fall fairly easily into one or the other categories. First up is a curious blend of the serious and the horrific titled succinctly “Men.” Following that will be the mostly lighthearted retelling of a serious event titled “The Duke.”
  • Movies 101
    For the most part, 20th-century cinema belonged to men. The 21st century? So far, not nearly as much. On this week’s show, two films, both hailing from France, that represent a new generation of women filmmakers.
  • 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
    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."