Matt Olien's Movie Reviews | Prairie Public Broadcasting

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.

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

"An Easy Girl"

Aug 24, 2020

Matt likes this one, but says be aware of the mature content.

"The Go Gos"

Aug 14, 2020

It’s a look at the revolutionary journey of the first successful, all-female band to write their own songs, play their own instruments and score No.1 hits.


Aug 11, 2020

“Relic” is the new horror film from director Natalie Erika James.