Movie Reviews

Movies 101: "Mank"

Dec 11, 2020

With his documentary "My Psychedelic Love Story," Errol Morris continues his quest to explain human behavior, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

"The Life Ahead" offers yet another chance to see the great Italian actress Sophia Loren, Dan Wbester says in his movie review.  

"The Nest" is a study of family dysfunction masked as an exercise in domestic horror, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

Garrett Bradley's Apple TV+ documentary feature "Time" blends a poignant story with artful filmmaking, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

It's been three decades since Martin Scorsese released "GoodFellas," which changed the gangster film forever. Nathan Weinbender takes a look back at the film in light of its anniversary, and it remains the quintessential work by the greatest living American director.

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.

"On the Rocks" is Sofia Coppola's commentary on father-daughter relationships, Dan Webster says in his movie review.  

Movies 101: Diversity!

Nov 6, 2020

If you like science fiction, "The Expanse" is a series that should entertain you, Dan Webster says in his review.  

Is Netflix's "Rebecca" the kind of remake that anyone requested, Dan Webster asks in his movie review.

"Movies 101" host Dan Webster writes about movies and more for Spokane7.com.

Movies 101: Our Most Frightening Movie Moments

Oct 30, 2020

Despite its title, Kirsten Johnson's documentary "Dick Johnson Is Dead" is about one man's life, told by his own daughter and filled with bizarre fantasy sequences, horror movie violence and other strange detours. It's streaming now on Netflix, and Nathan Weinbender says it's one of the best and most original films of the year. 

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

In his film "The Trial of the Chicago 7," writer-director Aaron Sorkin revisits the turbulent 1960s, Dan Webster says in his review.  

In 1970, a film version of the controversial gay-themed play "The Boys in the Band" hit theaters courtesy of director William Friedkin. 50 years later, and a new film adaptation is available on Netflix, featuring the cast from a recent Tony-winning revival. Nathan Weinbender takes a look at the intense drama.

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.

The Netflix documentary "My Octopus Teacher" is a poignant testament to that which we can learn from nature, Dan Webster says in his review.  

The Netflix movie "Enola Holmes" shows just who the smartest detective named Holmes might be, Dan Webster says in his review.  

Guests from Spokane and Kallispell, MT are part of this week’s NWAR. Wes Jessup of the NWMAC and John Zoltek of the GSO share news on the art and music fronts, and Dan Webster gives us the lowdown on a new film. Music from the Glacier Symphony rounds out the offerings this Thursday.

Movies 101: "Goodfellas" 30th Anniversary

Oct 2, 2020

The Apple TV movie "Greyhound" is a thrilling throwback to war films of the past, Dan Webster says in his film review.  

"Antebellum" is a new "Get Out"-style social issues thriller that wants to be a thoughtful and provocative allegory about the mistreatment of Black people in America. But Nathan Weinbender says it's so structurally confused and lacking in humanity that it just ends up being tasteless.

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

"The Social Dilemma" argues that what's wondrous about the Internet is also a pleasure trap for the senses, Dan Webster says in his review.  

"The Burnt Orange Heresy," a new art-world thriller available to rent on demand, is -- according to Nathan Weinbender -- just like an intriguing painting on a wall: Depending on how you squint at it, it's either an intriguing allegory about the value of art, or it's merely a silly potboiler. Here's his review.

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

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