Movie Reviews

"Jojo Rabbit" is a daring coming-of-age story of a boy whose best friend is Adolf Hitler, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

For those of you who like your movies weird, make sure to put Robert Eggers' black-and-white psychological freakout "The Lighthouse" at the top of your to-see list. Either you'll hate it, or you'll think it's one of the best movies of the year; either way, Nathan Weinbender says it's a singular and powerful vision from the director of "The Witch."

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.

Movies 101: "The Lighthouse" and "Judy"

Nov 8, 2019

"Harriet" makes an American historical icon into an action figure, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

In Hollywood, the franchise is king, and new properties exist to spin off more material. But did we really need another "Zombieland" movie? Nathan Weinbender takes a look at the long-awaited sequel, subtitled 
"Double Tap," which might not be very funny but at least isn't all that difficult to sit through.

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.

"Judy" is an emotion-laced look at the troubled life of singer Judy Garland, Dan Webster says in his review.

It's already one of the year's most controversial, divisive and financially successful movies -- "Joker," the origin story of the DC supervillain, has obviously ruffled some feathers. Nathan Weinbender says that, even though it's not as deep as it thinks it is, the movie has a vision and a lead performance that's impossible to write off.

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.

It seems that the only movie anybody's talking about right now is the gritty "Joker," but that's a review for another time. Instead, Nathan Weinbender is catching up on movies from earlier in the year that would make for ideal Halloween viewing -- "Annabelle Comes Home" and "Crawl," both stylish genre films that are a whole lot better than they have any business being.

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.

"Brittany Runs a Marathon" goes far beyond the expected feel-good cliches, Dan Webster says in his review.

The "Downton Abbey" movie adds another chapter to the popular Masterpiece Theatre series, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

Movies 101: "Loved Them/Hated Them" Part 1

Sep 20, 2019

Based on a real story, "Hustlers" is a women's tale of revenge, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

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

Movies 101: "It" "Linda Ronstadt" "David Crosby"

Sep 13, 2019
Movies 101
Spokane Public Radio

"Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" takes us on a memorable musical journey, Dan Webster says in his review.

The documentary "David Crosby: Remember My Name" focuses on the controversial singer-songwriter, Dan Webster says in his review.

"Tel Aviv on Fire" is something unique: a Middle Eastern comedy, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

Joanna Hogg's film "The Souvenir" is a mind-numbing exercise in relf-rumination, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

"Sword of Trust" is a gentle, unassuming comedy powered by a talented cast, Dan Webster says in his review.

The summer movie season is starting to wane, but leave it up to the "Fast & Furious" franchise to pass the finish line right before the deadline. This ninth film, a spin-off called "Hobbs & Shaw," is hardly a memorable action spectacular, though Nathan Weinbender says the series' fans should find plenty to enjoy.

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 Farewell" is Chinese-American writer-director Lulu Wang's love letter to her family, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

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

"The Farewell" is Chinese-American writer-director Lulu Wang's love letter to her family, Dan Webster says in his movie review.

HBO is reliving the worst nuclear-plant accident in history, Dan Webster says in his review of "Chernobyl."

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