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Review: The Skeleton Twins

Despite a few jarring tonal shifts, The Skeleton Twins is a funny and moving look at a sibling relationship, led by terrific performances from Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. In their...

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Review: The Two Faces of January

As far as Highsmith adaptations go, The Two Faces of January is engaging, yet wholly unmemorable, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  When source material is too highly regarded and too indebted to the specifics of prose,...

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Review: Starred Up

Starred Up is David Mackenzie’s most consistent film yet, but it’s also his least interesting, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  The last time David Mackenzie made a movie, he attracted two sizable names – Ewan...

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Review: Love is Strange

Ira Sachs’ Love is Strange boasts two lovely lead performances, yet often seems intent on over-complicating a straightforward story, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  These days, it’s so rare for character actors like Alfred Molina and...

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Review: Frank

Though often darkly funny and enjoyable, Frank ultimately wanders around too freely without making much of a statement, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. Michael Fassbender‘s mask-wearing singer/composer may be the face (and title) of Lenny...

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Review: Abuse of Weakness

Isabelle Huppert is as formidable as ever, but Abuse of Weakness eventually collapses due to its lack of insight into its central dilemma, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  Truth can be stranger than fiction, but...

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Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Eva Green’s scenery-chewing femme fatale enlivens this hollow, yet often diverting sequel, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  The over-stylized, faux-noir alleys of Frank Miller‘s Sin City stories may be treacherous, but few of them compare with...

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Review: Children of the Light

As one of the most important figures in fighting against South African Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has secured his place as a national hero. New documentary Children of the Light by Dawn Gifford...

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Review: The One I Love

Charlie McDowell’s Sundance sensation is off-kilter, playful, and an uncommonly assured debut, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker While a good movie should be able to withstand the spoiling of its twists, sometimes the experience...

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Review: The Zero Theorem

At last, at last, Terry Gilliam is back to his very "Brazil" best with this beautiful, delicate and accomplished movie, writes FMR's Cate Baum

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