Oscar Issac in The Card Counter
The Card Counter
The Card Counter

Welcome to Flicks, a WHYY program devoted to exploring the latest creations from Hollywood. Each week, WHYY film critic Patrick Stoner provides up-to-the-minute coverage of top films, stars and moviemakers. Stoner’s signature programs — the three-minute Flicks, capturing interviews with the stars and the one-minute Quick Pics offering the week’s “best bets” — appear on dozens of PBS stations nationwide each week. At this site, you can view Patrick’s latest interview as well as interviews from the Flicks archives.

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Gerard Butler in Copshop

Preview: Copshop

Gerard Butler & Alexis Louder talk with Patrick Stoner about director Joe Carnahan creating character interaction inside of a thrill ...

Air Date: September 15, 2021

Oscar Issac in The Card Counter

The Card Counter

Oscar Issac talks with Patrick Stoner about the director’s use of long takes without fast cutting in order to bring tension slowly to a ...

Air Date: September 8, 2021

Sean Penn and Dylan Penn in Flag Day

Flag Day

Sean Penn, star and director, and costar Dylan Penn talk about their preference for old school dramatic films. ...

Air Date: September 1, 2021

Michael Keaton in The Protege

The Protege

Michael Keaton talks with Patrick Stoner about needing less takes to get it right as he’s grown older. ...

Air Date: August 25, 2021

Joe Keery in Free Guy

Free Guy

Joe Keery, the young costar with Ryan Reynolds, talks with Patrick Stoner about mixing real sets with elaborate digital creations in an i ...

Air Date: August 18, 2021

Hugh Jackman in Reminiscence


Hugh Jackman talks with Patrick Stoner about his challenge playing a romantically obsessed man in a sci-fi future. ...

Air Date: August 11, 2021

Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso

Ted Lasso

Jason Sudeikis, the creator and star of the award winning series — in its second season — talks with Patrick Stoner about how he buck ...

Air Date: August 4, 2021

Lily James in The Pursuit of Love

The Pursuit of Love

Emily Mortimer, the actress turned director, talks with Patrick Stoner about adapting a 1945 novel with modern and anachronistic elements ...

Air Date: July 29, 2021

M. Night Shyamalan directing


M. Night Shyamalan talks about the unique casting process for the film & his fear as he watches his parents grow old. ...

Air Date: July 21, 2021

The Boss Baby: Family Business

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Alec Baldwin talks with Patrick Stoner about his transformation from a well known dramatic actor to a comedic actor. ...

Air Date: July 14, 2021

Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles in The God Committee

The God Committee

Kelsey Grammer & Julia Stiles talk with Patrick Stoner about their personal trauma playing doctors who must decide who gets a lifesa ...

Air Date: July 7, 2021

Pierce Brosnan playing a doctor in False Positive

False Positive

Pierce Brosnan talks with Patrick Stoner about playing a villain with sincerity but also an occasional twinkle. ...

Air Date: June 30, 2021

Dennis Quaid in Blue Miracle

Blue Miracle

On FLICKS 35th anniversary Dennis Quaid reflects being one of Patrick Stoner’s first interviews & his approach to a troubled chara ...

Air Date: June 23, 2021

Ellen Burstyn, Jane Curtin, Loretta Devine, and Ann-Margret in Queen Bees

Queen Bees

Ellen Burstyn and Ann-Margret talk with Patrick Stoner about being a certain age playing characters of that age with other veterans of th ...

Air Date: June 16, 2021

Tyrese Gibson in Rogue Hostage

Rogue Hostage

Tyrese Gibson talks with Patrick Stoner how his own misgivings about guns & violence influenced his character portrayal. ...

Air Date: June 9, 2021

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