• Why these 2 film critics think 'Green Book' complaints are 'overloaded'

    Why these 2 film critics think 'Green Book' complaints are 'overloaded'

    Feb 25, 2019 06:25 PM EDT

    ... for Latino characters. That is -- they are vastly underrepresented when it comes to the people on the screen. How do you reconcile those two stories? Mike Sargent: You reconcile it by nominating "Roma." You reconcile it by nominating it in multiple categories. And you reconcile it by the few directors ...

  • Reflecting on 2018's best films

    Reflecting on 2018's best films

    Dec 24, 2018 06:20 PM EDT

    ... And the visceral, kind of verite style really puts you right into the capsule with him. I thought it was a thrilling experience. Jeffrey Brown: Mike Sargent, what have you got? Mike Sargent: Well, mine is a film that came out towards the end of the year and just did ...

  • Here are 7 of the best films of 2017

    Here are 7 of the best films of 2017

    Dec 29, 2017 04:31 PM EDT

    For the year's best in filmmaking, NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown sat down with Mike Sargent, chief film critic at WBAI Radio New York, and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post. Here are their picks for 2017's film gems: 1. "Darkest Hour" (Joe Wright) Actor Gary Oldman becomes Winston ...

  • The unforgettable films of 2017

    The unforgettable films of 2017

    Dec 15, 2017 06:25 PM EDT

    ... opportunity where they couldn't or where they were being held back for reasons of harassment. Jeffrey Brown: All right. We will leave it there. Mike Sargent and Ann Hornaday, thank you both once again. Mike Sargent: Thank you. Judy Woodruff: And we have more from this conversation online. Our ...

  • WATCH: Critics pick their favorite film performances of 2017

    WATCH: Critics pick their favorite film performances of 2017

    Dec 15, 2017 05:07 PM EDT

    ... us to wonder why "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" managed to crack any best-of lists. The NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown talked with two critics -- Mike Sargent of WBAI and Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post -- on their personal favorites that graced the silver screen this year. Sargent singled out ...

  • Remembering Jonathan Demme, acclaimed director of eclectic, edgy films

    Remembering Jonathan Demme, acclaimed director of eclectic, edgy films

    Apr 26, 2017 07:21 PM EDT

    ... love of movies to me. And thanks, dad, for making me think I could actually be part of this industry. And thank you. HARI SREENIVASAN: Mike Sargent is a film critic for Pacifica Radio. MIKE SARGENT, Film Critic: At the time, a thriller and horror were kind of seen to ...

  • The most spellbinding movies of 2016

    The most spellbinding movies of 2016

    Dec 29, 2016 07:27 PM EDT

    ... JEFFREY BROWN: And for that, we are joined again by two of our steadfast and stalwart film critics, Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post and Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio. Welcome back to both of you. ANN HORNADAY, The Washington Post: Thank you. MIKE SARGENT, Pacifica Radio: Thank you. JEFFREY ...

  • What were your favorite books, films and TV shows of 2016?

    What were your favorite books, films and TV shows of 2016?

    Dec 29, 2016 04:23 PM EDT

    ... television shows.  You can watch that discussion here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO3O2DKWKoc And on Thursday, Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post and Mike Sargent of Pacifica Radio discussed the years most gripping films and touched on what made them so captivating. Watch that here: https://www.youtube ...

  • As a past accusation comes to light against filmmaker Nate Parker, will viewers want to watch?

    As a past accusation comes to light against filmmaker Nate Parker, will viewers want to watch?

    Aug 31, 2016 07:11 PM EDT

    ... no way suggesting that other people shouldn't. I just cannot personally do it, for many reasons, both personal and just ethical. JEFFREY BROWN: And, Mike Sargent, briefly, will you see the film? MIKE SARGENT: Well, as a film critic, I really have to see the film. I have to ...

  • This year’s Oscars list short on diversity again

    This year’s Oscars list short on diversity again

    Jan 14, 2016 07:13 PM EDT

    ... gained a nomination for the new film, this time using a female lead. CHARLIZE THERON, Actress: This is the best shot I will ever have. Mike Sargent is a film critic for Pacifica Radio. MIKE SARGENT, Film Critic, Pacifica Radio: And they're both definitely about survival, but they both ...

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