Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Published by: KCRW
48 Episodes | First Released: May 4 | 🇺🇸
The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
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dozens
Nov 11
Rating:   10
Fantastic.

Fantastic.

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Robert Henry Holtz
Oct 5
Rating:   10
Great reviews

Like that you get a good review, in a short form. Great work!

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Mr. Poultry
Oct 5
Rating:   10
A Mensch and a Scholar and a Sly Wit

I don’t have any clever rants, trolls, snarcky witticisms to add to these comments. I just like Joe’s reviews and have read them for a long time. His reviews are thoughtful, often funny, insightful and, above all, humane. They shy away from the usual cinemato-speak of auteurs and genres. They remind me that humans watch movies to be entertained, not exploited, and that they can really add emotional dimensions to our lives. Even some schlock ones. But, whew! if your movie tries to exploit the good will of the audience, his wit can be a runaway slicer and dicer. If you read his review of, “The Sound of Music” (last century, guys) you’ll know what I mean. .

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jannypop
Sep 26
Rating:   10
What “genre biases”?

Sorry but I think Joe is open-minded and tolerant, almost to the extreme. He is insightful and articulate and has given us useful reviews for decades. Giddy Griddy, you don’t explain your negative snark regarding Joe’s review quality although you do soften your stance somewhat after that. Why include it at all? Do you have some moral superiority high ground you’re trying to establish before you actually make a valid contribution? I appreciate Joe’s reviews so I can avoid wasting my money on the 80% crapola flung by Hollywood filmmakers against the public good and onto the theater screens.

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Ronin Sherpa
Feb 23
Rating:   2
You do not deserve such an audience

Your review of Alita Battle Angel serves to express your age and "tired old grumpy man" status in life. Retire, go dust off the trinkets you've collected and allow someone with taste a chance to express themselves. I'm on your lawn with my dog, and I am not cleaning it up.

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Griddy Films
Sep 7 '18
Rating:   8
If you can get past the genre biases...

I wish Mr. Morgenstern got over some of his genre biases, but otherwise this podcast is a great resource for anyone who wants concise, witty (if dry), smart movie reviews.

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apt342
Apr 6 '18
Rating:   2
Film Reviews

So we're just going to skip over Black Panther and Love, Simon? Tsk, tsk. - 04/06/18

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Gdkeen
Aug 6 '16
Rating:   10
Concise, Well-written Reviews

See above

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TonyCalatan
May 18 '16
Rating:   6
It's OK

I enjoy the host's voice, but the reviews don't often tell enough about the film, and sometimes I can't even tell by the end if the critic is recommending the movie or not.

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CameraGirl3392
Mar 28 '16
Rating:   10
Deserves a listen

Joe Morgenstern is a true original, and I like that he takes the time to read his mini-reviews with his calm, collected, measured voice. THis one's for old school film lovers like me.

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ben_s7
Dec 30 '15
Rating:   2
Not great

Star Wars Sucked

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Purpledreads
Jun 3 '15
Rating:   10
essential listening..

Mr. Morgenstern has set the level so high, I am skeptical the post porky’s generation will ever produce a film reviewer of his caliber.

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Hari_Seldon8
May 21 '15
Rating:   2
Poor voice, poor reviews

This guy has an irritating voice, and talks slooooooowly (I actually listened to his review at 1.5x speed, and that made it at least manageable). He tries to speak eloquently by using big or uncommon words, but it just comes off as forced. His reviews are only a few minutes long, so there's not much depth. Also, he is clearly reading from a script, which adds to his reviews sounding forced.Move along, there are much better reviewers out there. This guy clearly didn't win a Pulitzer for his podcasting...

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Mochi Puffs
Nov 19 '14
Rating:   2
Snobbish at Best

You're better off forming your own opinions about films than listening to this bias film snob.

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