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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.

"That Darn Cat"

Apr 24, 2020

Matt comments on the rise of streaming services, particularly Disney+ and the old movies available like "That Darn Cat" and other films with child star Haley Mills.

Matt picks two movies he recommends for streaming.

Matt Olien reviews a new movie. “The Call of the Wild” with Harrison Ford came out just before theatres closed, but it’s now steaming on some services.

While spending a lot of time at home, why not check out some classic movies? Matt Olien joins us with some highly recommended suggestions.

A French historical drama written and directed by Céline Sciamma.


Mar 8, 2020

"In the late 1960s, French new wave actress and "Breathless" star Jean Seberg becomes the target of the FBI due to her support of the civil rights movement and her romantic involvement with Hakim Jamal -- a Black Panther activist."

"The Lodge"

Mar 2, 2020

Not bad, says Matt.

"Uncut Gems"

Feb 21, 2020

Not Matt's cup of tea

"Birds of Prey"

Feb 20, 2020

Matt also comments on the recent Academy Awards.

Matt takes a critical view of the new film about Harriet Tubman, and he gives some thought to the likely winners at the Academy Awards.