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Matt Olien's Movie Reviews

Fridays during Main Street, at 3pm CT and a repeat at 7pm CT
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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.

The results are in. Matt shares the results of a poll as members of the North Dakota Film Society vote on their favorite films.

"The Kid Detective"

Oct 24, 2020

"A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. But a naive client brings him his first adult case -- to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend."

The latest comedy effort from Robert De Niro.

Matt Olien reflects on the continuing turmoil in the film industry as it grapples with the pandemic.

Documentary or feature film? A delightful tale of a real Mongolian family.

A fascinating documentary on a terrible movie. So terrible, it never got released!

"The New Mutants"

Sep 18, 2020

Disappointing, says Matt


Sep 11, 2020

Matt likes this sci-fi spy thriller, but it's complicated!

Matt says this film is special.


Aug 27, 2020

Matt doesn't recommend this violent film, noting a lack of meaningful depth