Libby Wadman


One of the Friday Film Review, reviewers.


In a summer when the world is still out of kilter, along comes a welcome distraction; a long, lost treasure in the form of a documentary directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised). Libby Wadman has this week’s Friday Film Review.

KPCW's Fabulous Film Panel wraps up the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and this years Academy Awards.   Rick Brough is joined by KPCW Program Director John Burdick, reporter Emily Means, and Friday Film Reviewers Barbara Bretz and Libby Wadman.


This week’s Friday Film Review is from Libby Wadman.    She says that director Guy Ritchie, known for his off-beat convoluted crime movies, is back in top form.  

For all of you who love a complicated story told with humor and creativity, make a plan to get to the theaters to watch Guy Ritchie’s latest film, “The Gentlemen.”


Libby Wadman, with the Friday Film Review, reports on a new movie that she says is “murderously good fun.”

Director and screenwriter Rian Johnson, known for "Brick" and his writing for the TV show "Breaking Bad", has returned with a fun mystery, "Knives Out"

Tis the season for another fabulous film review panel. Rick Brough, Katy Wang, Barbra Bretz and Libby Wadman talk about the films expected for the upcoming 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film panelists weigh in on the movies that are being considered Oscar contenders and discuss a few of the the upcoming Christmas blockbusters.


Libby Wadman, with this week’s Friday Film Review, looked at the new movie, “Midway.”   She says that it’s still possible to do a World War II epic right.

Fans of “Independence Day” will be happy to know that director Roland Emmerich is back with a new look at the battle of Midway in the film “Midway”.  This rendition, written by Wes Tooke, a Navy veteran, has nothing to do with the 1976 film of the same name, or any others, except that it depicts the battle of Midway early on in World War II.

Downton Abbey is back, this time on the big screen.

To the relief of many fans, who have been suffering withdrawal for the last 3 years, Downton Abbey is back! This time, however, as a big screen production rather than a television series.


The new film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” doesn’t get a thumbs down but it’s not the best outing for an indie director who was discovered at Sundance.

Well known independent film director and screenwriter, Richard Linklater, has returned to the big screen with the comedy drama, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette”, based on the 2012 book of the same name by Maria Semple.


The new live action “Aladdin” has just enough magic to make it fun.

Guy Ritchie, usually known for his British gangster movies, has branched out with a movie unlike any of his others. With “Aladdin”, a live action remake of the animated Disney film of 1992, Ritchie has directed not only his first musical, but his first Disney film. He also co-wrote the screenplay with John August.

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Join KPCW's Rick Brough and his panelists Jill Orschel, Libby Wadman and Mark Harrington in a lively discussion of what to expect and watch out for at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, fall and winter favorites, Christmas movie memories, uber-relevant themes showing up in current movies, and, of course, Lady Bird.


This week's Friday Film review looks at the new film, "Murder on the Orient Express." Libby Wadman's verdict: while the train derails, the film stays nicely on track.

Patrick Hughes, who directed The Expendables 3, is back with another action film, The Hitman's Bodyguard. But in this week's Friday Film Review, Libby Wadman says it just misses the mark.

The new remake of the 1971 Clint Eastwood Civil War drama "The Beguiled" is the subject of this week's Friday Film Review. Libby Wadman says, "He didn't make her day."

Libby Wadman went to see the new romantic melodrama, "My Cousin Rachel," and she can't decide if it's more like watching paint dry, or waiting for grass to grow. Here's Libby with the Friday Film Review.


KPCW Friday Film Reviewer Libby Wadman gives the nod to a Holocaust drama with an unusual name.