Dan Webster

The screenplay for “Respect” plays out like a mere script outline, until Jennifer Hudson begins to sing, Dan Webster says in his review.

Besides being a film critic for Spokane Public Radio, “Movies 101” host Dan Webster writes about movies and more for Spokane7.com.

Watching Martin Scorsese’s 2008 documentary “Shine a Light” is one good way to honor the passing of the great Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Dan Webster says in his review.   

"Reminiscence" is a poorly updated version of the classic film noir, Dan Webster says in his review. Besides being a film critic for Spokane Public Radio, "Movies 101" host Dan Webster writes about movies and more for Spokane7.com.

"Nine Days" is a cryptic exploration of what a struggle it is to become fully human, Dan Webster says in his review.

"The Woman Who Ran" is a deceptive exploration of life's deeper meaning, Dan Webster says in his review.  

"No Sudden Move" continues versatile Steven Soderbergh's exploration of the neo-noir, Dan Webster says in his review.  

From B-movie energy to James Bond-ish fantasy, "F9" represents what ever-evolving Hollywood has become, Dan Webster says in his review.  

The animated film "Luca" continues Pixar's exploration of visual splendor, Dan Webster says in his review.  

The Netflix series "Lupin" stars Omar Sy as a modern version of the classic fictional French "gentleman burglar," Dan Webster says in his review.  

This week on Northwest Arts Review we take a trip south to investigate the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival, back this summer after a COVID-enforced hiatus in 2020. Artistic Director Timothy Christie fills us in on the festival’s offerings and we’ll hear a bit of music from an earlier season that is part of this year’s festivities as well. Also, Dan Webster is by to offer his take on a new pandemic-inspired film, and we’ll have music in and out from our studio, courtesy of pianists Archie Chen and Rhona Gouldson-Chen.

John Krasinski's "A Quiet Place, Part II" is a suspenseful, if incomplete, study of a family's struggle in a post-apocalyptic world, Dan Webster says in his review.

In "French Exit," Michelle Pfeiffer shines as a woman who wants to live life on her own terms--or not at all, Dan Webster says in his review.  

"When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit" is a child's-eye view of how a Jewish family negotiates World War II, Dan Webster says in his review.  

"Without Remorse" is another Tom Clancy action film, though this one wastes the talents of its lead actor, Dan Webster says in his review.  

"Limbo" makes the immigrant experience into a bizarre, near-surrealistic experience, Dan Webster says in his review.  

The Showtime series "Couples Therapy" gives a serious meaning to the term "reality TV," Dan Webster says in his review.  

"Nobody" is either the best, or the worst, representation of America at the moment, Dan Webster says in his review.  

The three-part Public Television documentary "Hemingway" takes a Ken Burns-type look at the legendary American writer, Dan Webster says in his review.  

"The White Tiger" is an Oscar-nominated look at the revenge of the servant class, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

Netflix's "Murder Among the Mormons" gives another look into the mind of a killer, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

With "The Gentlemen," director Guy Ritchie returns to a film genre he knows best, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

"The Father" is a frightening look at the kinds of horror that late-life ills can bring, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

"Wandavision" is a mashup of Marvel superheroes and classic television family sitcoms, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

In his documentary "The BeeGees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," director Frank Marshall shows us the trio was more than mere disco, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

"Judas and the Black Messiah" is a realistic character study of two real-life historical figures, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

As "The Little Things" demonstrates, talent and skill don't always lead to a good screen performance, Dan Webster says in his miniseries review.

"The Kid Detective" tells the story of a man who has trouble living up to the potential he showed as a kid, Dan Webster says in his miniseries review.  

"One Night in Miami" is a powerful look at a meeting between four famous men, Dan Webster says in his miniseries review.

In "Pieces of a Woman" Vanessa Kirby plays a woman who responds to a horrible experience by shutting down, Dan Webster say in his movie review.  

A fantastical reinvention of history, bodice-ripper "Bridgerton" is no Downton Abbey, Dan Webster says in his miniseries review.  

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