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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW; he airs his current musings on the film industry in a biweekly column for the paper as well. Joe is a founding member of the National Society of Film Critics and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW; he airs his current musings on the film industry in a biweekly column for the paper as well. Joe is a founding member of the National Society of Film Critics and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.
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Santa Monica, CA

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KCRW

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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW; he airs his current musings on the film industry in a biweekly column for the paper as well. Joe is a founding member of the National Society of Film Critics and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.

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@kcrw

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English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

A Fantastic Woman

2/2/2018
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Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” is Chile’s entry for this year’s foreign-language Oscar.

Duration:00:07:16

Hostiles

1/19/2018
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A story of redemption that will stand the test of time.

Duration:00:03:25

Paddington 2

1/12/2018
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When the little guy with the floppy red hat and a fondness for orange marmalade first appeared on the feature screen three years ago this month, he seemed like a gift from the movie gods in a traditionally lean season. Now he and his creators have outdone themselves. One lovely sequence finds Paddington inside the London of an antique pop-up book, but lovely sequences keep popping up with remarkable frequency.

Duration:00:07:32

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

12/28/2017
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Annette Bening can tell you everything you need to know about her character in a single unfolding scene. It’s always rewarding to see her in action, even though her latest movie, “Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,” doesn’t measure up to her performance.

Duration:00:03:42

The Post

12/22/2017
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The most important movie opening this holiday season is The Post.

Duration:00:07:08

The Last Jedi

12/15/2017
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The Last Jedi starts where The Force Awakens left off. The rebels are in full retreat, and Rey has discovered Luke Skywalker as a monkish hermit on a faraway island of a really faraway planet. The question is what comes next...

Duration:00:03:48

I, Tonya

12/8/2017
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Impressive in its own right, the movie I, Tonya is also a cure for all those feel-good films about innately noble athletes who manage to triumph over impossible odds.

Duration:00:03:51

The Shape of Water

12/1/2017
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Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water is a flow of sumptuous images set to music, a flood tide of feelings with a mythic undertow..

Duration:00:03:47

Justice League

11/17/2017
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This new film is a crowd-pleaser only if you're part of a comics-obsessed crowd.

Duration:00:03:39

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

11/10/2017
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is darkly comic, blazingly profane, flat-out hilarious and often violent, not to mention flippant, tender, poetic and profound.

Duration:00:03:39

Lady Bird

11/3/2017
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Greta Gerwig is one of the pre-eminent actors of our time, and fine actors often make good directors. And she's no stranger to the art of the screenplay.

Duration:00:03:23

Suburbicon; Novitiate

10/27/2017
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Joe's got two movies this week, one good and one really, really bad...

Duration:00:03:45

Faces Places

10/20/2017
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There's never been a film quite like this one.

Duration:00:03:33

Marshall

10/13/2017
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Marshall is a movie that surprises at every turn.

Duration:00:03:38

Blade Runner 2049

10/6/2017
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The gift of life is explored in this sequel starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

Duration:00:03:27

Wormwood

9/8/2017
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Errol Morris's enthralling Wormwood, a six-part, 258-minute miniseries produced by Netflix, debuts in December.

Duration:00:03:44

Step

8/4/2017
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Step is a stirring documentary about a female step-dancing team in an inner-city high school.

Duration:00:04:06

Detroit

7/28/2017
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Detroit is Kathryn Bigelow’s incendiary evocation of the riots that convulsed the Motor City 50 years ago this week.

Duration:00:03:43

Dunkirk

7/21/2017
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Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is an astonishing evocation of a crucial event during the first year of World War II. It’s something new in the annals of war films — an intimate epic.

Duration:00:04:01

War for the Planet of the Apes

7/14/2017
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If you listened to War for the Planet of the Apes with your eyes closed, the music alone would let you know you were in the presence of a grand adventure.

Duration:00:03:47

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