KCRW's Film Reviews The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.
KCRW's Film Reviews

KCRW's Film Reviews

From KCRW

The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic of The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern reviews films weekly in the paper and on KCRW.

Most Recent Episodes

Weekend film reviews: 'Inside Out 2,' 'Treasure,' 'Ghostlight'

The latest film releases include Inside Out 2, Treasure, Ghostlight, and Tuesday. Hear from freelance film critic Monica Castillo, who writes for The New York Times, Village Voice, and RogerEbert.com, as well as Shawn Edwards, film critic for FOX-TV in Kansas City and co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association.

Weekend film reviews: 'Bad Boys: Ride or Die,' 'Robot Dreams'

The latest film releases include Bad Boys: Ride or Die, Robot Dreams, Handling the Undead, and The Watchers. Weighing in are Witney Seibold, contributor to SlashFilm and co-host of the podcast Critically Acclaimed, and Amy Nicholson, host of the podcast Unspooled and film reviewer for The New York Times.

Weekend film reviews: 'Young Woman and the Sea,' 'Jim Henson Idea Man'

The latest film releases are Young Woman and the Sea, Jim Henson Idea Man, In A Violent Nature, and The Young Wife. Weighing in are Alison Willmore, film critic for New York Magazine and Vulture, and William Bibbiani, film critic and co-host of the Critically Acclaimed Network of podcasts.

Weekend film reviews: 'Furiosa,' 'Taking Venice,' 'Hit Man'

The latest film releases are Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, Taking Venice, Hit Man, and Queen of the Deuce. Weighing in are Alonso Duralde and Dave White, film critics and co-hosts of movie podcast Linoleum Knife. Duralde is also the author of Hollywood Pride: A Celebration of LGBTQ+ Representation and Perseverance in Film, released May 14.

Weekend film reviews: 'Back to Black,' 'IF,' 'Gasoline Rainbow'

The latest film releases include Back to Black, IF, Gasoline Rainbow, and Babes. Weighing in are Shawn Edwards, a film critic at Fox 4 News in Kansas City and co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association, and Katie Walsh, film reviewer for the Tribune News Service and the Los Angeles Times.

Weekend film reviews: 'The Poolman,' 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes'

Critics review the latest film releases: "The Poolman," "Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes," "Last Stop in Yuma County," and "Power."

Weekend film reviews: 'The Poolman,' 'Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes'

Weekend film reviews: 'The Fall Guy,' 'I Saw the TV Glow'

The latest film releases include The Fall Guy, I Saw the TV Glow, Evil Does Not Exist, and Mars Express. Weighing in are William Bibbiani, film critic for the Wrap and co-host of the Critically Acclaimed Network, and Monica Castillo, freelance film critic and senior film programmer at the Jacob Burns Film Center.

Weekend film reviews: 'Challengers,' 'Uncropped,' 'Egoist'

The latest film releases are Challengers, Uncropped, Egoist, and Alien (re-release). Weighing in are Alsondo Duralde and Dave White, film critics and co-hosts of movie podcast Linoleum Knife.

Weekend film reviews: 'Abigail,' 'We Grown Now,' 'The People's Joker'

The latest film releases include Abigail, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, We Grown Now, and The People's Joker. Weighing in are Christy Lemire, film critic for RogerEbert.com and co-host of the YouTube channel Breakfast All Day, and Shawn Edwards, film critic for FOX-TV in Kansas City and co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association.

Weekend film reviews: 'Civil War,' 'In Flames, 'Sting'

The latest film releases include Civil War, In Flames, Sting, and Sasquatch Sunset. Weighing in are Alison Willmore, a film critic for New York Magazine and Vulture, and Witney Seibold, contributor to SlashFilm and co-host of the podcast Critically Acclaimed.