Discussing the Year in Movies with Michael Smith, Film Critic at The Tulsa World

Dec 22, 2015

On this installment of ST, a look back at several of the more notable movies of 2015 with Michael Smith, the film critic at The Tulsa World. He joined this city's daily paper in 1996, and just to be clear about matters from the outset: Smith recently wrote in that newspaper that he thinks "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is the "best film in [that] franchise." Really? That good? We let Smith make his case on our program today while also discussing such other standout motion pictures as "The Martian," "The Hateful Eight," "Trumbo," "Brooklyn," "Spectre," "Bridge of Spies," "The Revenant," "Room," and more. Also on this edition of our show, on a related topic, commentator Jeff Nix is wondering why Hollywood seems more fixated on sequels and prequels these days than ever before.