Downtown Abbey: A New Era
Downtown Abbey: A New Era

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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Downtown Abbey: A New Era

Julian Fellowes , the creator & writer of Downton Abbey–series & films–talks with Patrick Stoner about PBS & Down ...

Air Date: May 18, 2022

Tehran

Glenn Close & Niv Sultan talk with Patrick Stoner about immersing themselves in the culture of Iran for this spy thriller. ...

Air Date: May 11, 2022

Elizabeth moss laying down staring upwards

Shining Girls

Elizabeth Moss & Jamie Bell talk with Patrick Stoner about working with a very enigmatic story line. ...

Air Date: May 4, 2022

Nicola Coughlan sitting on a living romm rug with a dog by her hand

Bridgerton

Nicola Coughlan talks with Patrick Stoner about playing Penelope in Season 2 after the audience knew she was Lady Whistledown. ...

Air Date: April 27, 2022

Alexander Skarsgård as a viking in the movie The Northman

The Northman

Alexander Skarsgård talks with Patrick Stoner about shooting the Viking revenge film in the gritty world of Scandinavia around 1000 AD. ...

Air Date: April 20, 2022

Close up of Mark Wahlberg wearing priests clothing

Father Stu

Mark Wahlberg talks with Patrick Stoner about self financing and starring in a film about a man who went from criminal to priest with man ...

Air Date: April 13, 2022

Noomi Rapace

You Won't Be Alone

Goran Stolevski, director & writer, talks with Patrick Stoner about creating a beautifully shot horror film that explores the inner ...

Air Date: April 6, 2022

Nikolaj Costner-Waldau dressed in fur winter coats outside in Greenland on a sled

Against the Ice

Nikolaj Costner-Waldau, best known as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, talks with Patrick Stoner about filming a true survival story i ...

Air Date: March 30, 2022

Zoey Deutch in The Outfit

The Outfit

Zoey Deutch and Dylan O’Brien talk about the subtle acting technique of PBS favorite Mark Rylance. ...

Air Date: March 23, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson appearing with a grey beard and as an old man in The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Samuel L. Jackson talks with Patrick Stoner about his unique way of marking scripts & when he uses his Executive Producer role to ge ...

Air Date: March 16, 2022

Black and white image of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz looking at each other

Lucy and Desi

Amy Poehler talks with Patrick Stoner about our ongoing fascination with the iconic couple & what she wanted people to know about th ...

Air Date: March 9, 2022

Tom Hanks, David Morse, and Jeffrey DeMunn opening a jail cell door in The Green Mile

The Green Mile

David Morse talks with Patrick Stoner about the value of ensemble acting in films like this iconic example just released in 4k. ...

Air Date: March 2, 2022

Dave Grohl on the ground upset and pointing at something off camera with Taylor Hawkins consoling him and Rami Jaffee in the background in the movie Studio 666

Studio 666

The Foo Fighters talk with Patrick Stoner about the differences between movie making and music making. ...

Air Date: February 23, 2022

Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim sitting on a plane in Licorice Pizza

Licorice Pizza

Alana Haim, of the musical group, Haim, talks with Patrick Stoner about her breakthrough, award winning starring role as a first time act ...

Air Date: February 16, 2022

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