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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.

"Pain and Glory"

Dec 20, 2019

A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 – The 2019 additions to the National Film Registry include “Purple Rain,” “Clerks,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Amadeus,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Boys Don’t Cry,” “The Last Waltz,” and many more – a total of 25 famous films added to the registry, which guarantees the film will be preserved under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act. The criteria for selection are that the movies are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. Here to discuss this year’s additions are Prairie Public’s Matt Olien and film professor Greg Carlson of Concordia College. 

"Knives Out"

Dec 14, 2019

Strong reviews for this box office hit.

"Frozen 2"

Dec 10, 2019

Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna embark on an adventure far away from the kingdom of Arendelle.

Matt reviews “Parasite” and “JoJo Rabbit,” plus he’ll provide a rundown on the films now showing for this holiday weekend. 

"Ford vs. Ferrari"

Nov 22, 2019

This one roars ... with a top-notch cast.

"Doctor Sleep"

Nov 15, 2019

Matt's liking this sequel from the shining.

"The Lighthouse"

Nov 9, 2019

Matt likes this one.

Not for little kids, says Matt.

Matt says you might like this one.