Idris Elba in Concrete Cowboy
Concrete Cowboy
Concrete Cowboy

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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Secrets of the Whales

Preview: Secrets of the Whales

The photographer & score composer of this National Geographic four part special on whales from around the world talk with Patrick St ...

Air Date: April 14, 2021

Idris Elba in Concrete Cowboy

Concrete Cowboy

Idris Elba plays a father helping a wayward son find his way in an historic community in Philadelphia with black cowboys & talks wit ...

Air Date: April 7, 2021

Senior Moment William Shatner

Senior Moment

William Shatner talks with Patrick Stoner about growing old in the public eye & what aging is really like from the inside ...

Air Date: March 31, 2021

SAS: Red Notice

SAS: Red Notice

Sam Heughan, best known as the star of “Outlander”, talks with Patrick Stoner about trying to follow Michael Caine’s advice in his ...

Air Date: March 24, 2021

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Courier

The Courier

Benedict Cumberbatch talks with Patrick Stoner about how he prepared to play a real spy from the Cold War era. ...

Air Date: March 17, 2021

Ciara Bravo and Tom Holland in Cherry

Cherry

Ciara Bravo & the Russo brothers talk with Patrick Stoner about what the process is with two directors working together. ...

Air Date: March 11, 2021

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Lee Daniels — the director talks with Patrick Stoner about his award winning star, the harsh realities of her life and the times, & ...

Air Date: March 3, 2021

Lucas Till and Lex Scott Davis in Son of the South

Son of the South

Lucas Till and Lex Scott Davis talk with Patrick Stoner about honoring the civil rights activists’ sacrifices in the 60’s in ...

Air Date: February 24, 2021

Nomadland

Nomadland

Chloé Zhao, the director, talks with Patrick Stoner about her award winning & Oscar buzz film starring Frances McDormand & a c ...

Air Date: February 17, 2021

Robing Wright in the movie Land

Land

Robin Wright directs & stars; she talks with Patrick Stoner about the difficulty of making the film in an actual wilderness. ...

Air Date: February 10, 2021

Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges in French Exit

French Exit

Michelle Pfeiffer & Lucas Hedges talk with Patrick Stoner about the difficult tone of embarrassed tension that permeates the movie. ...

Air Date: February 3, 2021

Jared Leto in The Little Things

The Little Things

Jared Leto talks with Patrick Stoner about the minute details he painstakingly put together to create his enigmatic suspect in the myster ...

Air Date: January 27, 2021

Locked Down with Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Locked Down

Anne Hathaway & Chiwetel Ejiofor talk with Patrick Stoner about making the first major film about this isolation period. ...

Air Date: January 20, 2021

Hailee Steinfeld in Dickinson

Dickinson

Hailee Steinfeld, who plays the title character, Emily Dickinson, on Apple TV+, talks with Patrick Stoner about the modern, fantasy appro ...

Air Date: January 13, 2021

The Croods: A New Age

The Croods: A New Age

Director Joel Crawford talks with Patrick Stoner about creating the animated sequel to popular first Croods film. ...

Air Date: January 6, 2021

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