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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.

Latest Episodes
  • Marvel Studios' action-packed spy thriller.
  • In this thriller, going to the beach can age a person!
  • "Zola, a Detroit waitress, is seduced into a weekend of stripping in Florida for some quick cash -- but the trip becomes a sleepless 48-hour odyssey involving a nefarious friend, her pimp and her idiot boyfriend."
  • An impressive documentary about music and culture in 1969
  • Friday, June 25, 2021 - Have you ever watched an old film that has cringe-worthy content by today’s standards? The Turner Classic Movie channel addresses that by reframing the films with discussions that acknowledge the problems. Here to expand upon this practice is Prairie Public movie critic Matt Olien. ~~~ We wrap up our conversations about the 10 year anniversary of the Minot flood as news director Dave Thompson reflects on the event as part of our regular Friday discussion of topics in the news. ~~~ Tom Isern shares a Plains Folk essay titled “Hubbards in the Cupboard.”
  • A Disney pre-quell that tries to explain how Estella, a young and clever grifter, becomes the raucous and revenge-bent Cruella.
  • Even better than the first, says Matt.
  • A thriller starring Angelina Jolie.
  • An American psychological thriller directed by Joe Wright, based on a 2018 novel of the same name.