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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.

Nomadland is the new film starring Francis McDormand. Matt also reviews the Wonder Woman sequel.

"Another Round"

Dec 27, 2020

Matt Olien reviews “Another Round,” a drama from Denmark. 

"Saint Frances"

Dec 25, 2020

A deadbeat nanny finds friendship with the 6-year-old she's hired to watch.


Dec 23, 2020

1930s Hollywood through the eyes of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish "Citizen Kane.


Dec 21, 2020

"Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife."

The first film is about a journey of friendship, bravery and compassion. The second is a sequel to "The Princess Switch."

Matt Olien reviews “Fighting Over Sioux,” a documentary about the controversy over the Sioux nickname at UND.

Even the title is funny: "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"