Movie Reviews

"First Cow" isn't just another somber life study by writer-director Kelly Reichardt, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

"The Truth" features two great French actresses playing a combative mother and daughter, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

When you're watching a documentary, do you ever wonder where the unvarnished truth ends and filmmaking techniques begin? A new film called "Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets," now available to rent through Altavod.com, captures life inside a Vegas bar through unusual circumstances, which Nathan Weinbender says is bound to inspire interesting conversation, possibly over drinks. 

Nathan Weinbender is the Film and Music Editor for the Inlander and a co-host of Spokane Public Radio's "Movies 101" heard Friday evenings at 6:30 here on KPBX.

Jon Stewart's new film "Irresistible" stumbles over its own attempts at satire, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

It's becoming less and less likely that we're going to have a standard summer movie season, but that doesn't mean new movies aren't finding their ways to audiences. Two recent releases, the sci-fi mystery "The Vast of Night" and the experimental literary biopic "Shirley," are both worth streaming in your own home theater. Nathan Weinbender says they'll give you a lot to think about.

Nathan Weinbender is the Film and Music Editor for the Inlander and one of the film critics on Spokane Public Radio's "Movies 101" heard Friday evenings at 6:30 here on KPBX.

The movie version of the musical "Hamilton" is just what we've all been waiting for, Dan Webster says in his review.  

Since leaving "The Daily Show" in 2015, Jon Stewart has become a political activist and occasional TV presence, but now he's back in the director's chair for his second feature film, Irresistible, a political satire about a small-town election starring Steve Carell. Nathan Weinbender takes a look at the new comedy, now available to rent on iTunes and Amazon, which he says is just a little too anemic and a little too dated to match the current climate. 

Movies 101: "Miss Juneteenth," "7500" and "Rewind"

Jul 3, 2020

"7500" is a thrilling ride, says Dan Webster in his movie review.  

The film "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" is a poignant study of real life, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

Today, we meet the host of a program new to KPBX, but familiar to KSFC listeners. Her name is Sarah Aronson, and her program, The Write Question, which now follows NWAR each Thursday afternoon on KPBX. Also, Spokane Symphony Music Director James Lowe reports from his home in Edinborough, Scotland, updating us on his hopes and trepidations as the Symphony plans it next steps. And Dan Webster will be by with a film review. Our music going in is courtesy of Ludwig Van Beethoven, by way of the Spokane String Quartet.  

Movies 101: “Da 5 Bloods” and "Shirley."

Jun 19, 2020

Judd Apatow's film "The King of Staten Island" gives Pete Davidson a chance to honor his late father, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

The documentary "Crip Camp" tells the story of a group  that insisted it was more than a collection of disabilities, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

Movies 101: "Love, In Many Forms"

May 28, 2020

"Zombi Child" blends such themes as the pain of colonialism with one of the classic horror genres, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

Movies 101: Held Captive

May 21, 2020

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is a study of perseverance in a time of gender inequity, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

Movies 101: Streaming Quartet

May 14, 2020

Unlike some of Hugh Jackman's other films, "Bad Education" demonstrates the actor's versatility, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

Movies 101: Dark and Streamy

May 7, 2020

Movies 101: Changing Times for Movie Lovers

May 1, 2020

Gavin O'Connor's "The Way Back" fills a fan's need for sports melodrama, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

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