KCRW's Film Reviews

KCRW's Film Reviews


Joe Morgenstern, the Wall Street Journal's Pulitzer Prize winning film critic, brings his wit and wisdom to bear on current releases.More from KCRW's Film Reviews »

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Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water is one of the most enjoyable films I've seen in a very long time, following two brothers on a bank-robbing spree in a desolate part of west Texas where the banks themselves are seen as robbers.

Florence Foster Jenkins

It's not exactly breaking news, but Meryl Streep is remarkable, and her latest showcase is Florence Foster Jenkins.

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad amounts to an all-out attack on the whole idea of entertainment.

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne used to be an amnesiac. Now he remember who he is, but this latest episode of the franchise forgot to make him human.

Star Trek Beyond

It looks big, with plenty of cosmic battles, but it feels smallish, a congenial adventure with familiar friends.

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic is a terrifically accomplished and enjoyable film about a singular household.


Spielberg uses digital wizardry to throw spectacular dreams of friendship and adventure on the big screen.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

In "Hunt for the Wilderpeople," a goofball preacher tells a tiny group of mourners that sometimes in life we may feel "like a sheep trapped in a maze designed by wolves."

Finding Dory

Finding Dory can be touching, sweet and tender, but it's preposterously and terrifically funny.

The Music of Strangers

Morgan Neville's documentary is a joyous revelation, a group portrait of superb musicians from all over the world offering music as an emblem of what people can do in these troubled times when they live in concert with one another.

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