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Matt Olien's Movie Reviews
Fridays during Main Street, at 3pm CT and a repeat at 7pm CT

Television producer Matt Olien doubles as Prairie Public's resident movie critic, and uses his background in film studies and extensive knowledge of movie history to review a current film. Stay tuned until the end, where he's quizzed with obscure Oscar trivia.

  • Matt Olien reviews “Bones and All.” An odd one, but a good one, says Matt.
  • It’s a busy weekend for movie-goers, Matt Olien gives us a double-header, reviewing both “The Menu” and “Disenchanted.”
  • A huge opening weekend for this blockbuster.
  • Matt Olien reviews Armegeddon Time, a new historical drama starring Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.
  • Tár features a tour-de-force performance for Cate Blanchette. Will it get her another Academy Award?
  • Matt Olien reviews “The Banshees of Inisherin,” a black comedy-drama written and directed by Martin McDonagh.
  • Musician, fashion icon, and painter, Moonage Daydream is a gorgeous exploration of of the life and art of David Bowie.
  • Matt Olien reviews “Blonde,” a look at the rise to fame and the epic demise of actress Marilyn Monroe.
  • Don't Worry Darling explores "idyllic" suburban life. Is it a utopia or a dystopia?
  • A documentary about two hockey towns in northern Minnesota