2015

Best of 2015: The Top 20 (and then some)

FMR’s Jordan Baker writes up his 20 favorite movies from 2015, with a few honorable (and not-so-honorable) mentions along the way: As we’re just shy of a month into the new year, it’s...

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It’s globalization – lighten up on the Old White Guys!

An opinion by Hollywood veteran Tom Baum on the comments by Spike Lee regarding diversity issues at the Oscars. The current scapegoating of Old White Guys in the Motion Picture Academy for racism...

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The 73rd Golden Globes: Predictions

FMR’s Jordan Baker tries to predict the 2016 Golden Globe awards. One of the recurring complaints about awards season is that, with so many critics groups and industry precursors, it all gets repetitive...

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Review: 45 Years

A quietly devastating examination of a marriage, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  An emotional highwire act from start to finish, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years instantly takes its place as one of 2015’s finest dramas. More...

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Review: Irrational Man

While cinematography is beyond gorgeous, the script tells the same old recycled scraps of Allen’s previous tales and misses its vocation, writes FMR’s Cate Baum. It’s got to be said a Woody Allen...

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Review: Joy

A meandering rags-to-riches tale that lacks the confidence and purpose of its heroine, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. If you find it odd that Joy opens with voice over from the main character’s grandmother, don’t expect...

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Review: The Revenant

Technical mastery and compelling subplots clash with a somewhat hollow revenge story in Alejandro G. Inarritu’s impressive and exhausting anti-Western, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. So much for levity. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, fresh off...

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Review: Star Wars – The Force Awakens

A thrilling revival of the iconic sci-fi franchise torn between past and present, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.   Everyone who cares even a little about Star Wars has their own set of expectations for...

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Review: Macbeth

The Scottish play gets a visually dynamic, but dramatically sluggish, new adaptation, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. There’s rugged beauty in everything from the landscapes to the people in Macbeth, but sadly little poetry....

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Review: Brooklyn

A rich and touching immigrant tale led by excellent work from Saoirse Ronan, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  As far as immigrant stories go, the one found in Brooklyn, as adapted from Colm Toibin‘s...

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