Grae Drake

film critic-at-large

Guest

independent film critic

Grae Drake on KCRW

Our critics review “Biggest Little Farm,” a documentary that follows a couple in LA working to develop a sustainable farm; “Poms,” about retired women who form a cheerleading squad;…

‘Poms:’ a good movie for Mother’s Day?

Our critics review “Biggest Little Farm,” a documentary that follows a couple in LA working to develop a sustainable farm; “Poms,” about retired women who form a cheerleading squad;…

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Our critics review Jordan Peele’s “Us,” a thriller starring Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, about a family that gets terrorized at their beachfront home by doppelgängers;  “Hotel…

How accurately does ‘Hotel Mumbai’ retell the 2008 terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel?

Our critics review Jordan Peele’s “Us,” a thriller starring Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, about a family that gets terrorized at their beachfront home by doppelgängers;  “Hotel…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Upside,” about a rich quadriplegic man who hires a parolee to help him with his day-to-day life, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman; “Ashes in…

How does ‘The Upside’ compare to its French counterpart ‘The Intouchables?’

Our critics review “Upside,” about a rich quadriplegic man who hires a parolee to help him with his day-to-day life, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman; “Ashes in…

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