the fault in our stars review

Review: The Fault In Our Stars

Much like the novel by Jonathan Green, this epic yet tiny tale of two dying teenagers who fall in love manages to surprise with depth and humor writes FMR's Cate Baum.

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Review: Life Itself

Steve James’ tribute to the legendary Roger Ebert is a well-rounded and moving celebration of its subject’s life and career, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  One of the annoying stereotypes about film critics is that...

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A smart, full-bodied sequel

Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a smart, full-bodied sequel that outdoes its predecessor in every way, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. The bar set by 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes wasn’t...

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Review: Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s long-gestating Boyhood is a stunning piece of intimate and epic filmmaking, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  The late Roger Ebert once remarked that “No good movie is too long, and no bad movie...

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The Best Movies of 2014…so far

With June finally at its end, we’re just about to reach the halfway point of the year. And while the studios love to save most of their major awards contenders for the September-December...

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Review: Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco is a spectacular failure that lacks even a single convincing moment, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  Certain cinematic failures can inspire sympathy. There are those noble misfires, films with a few worthwhile...

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Alternate Take: Snowpiercer

Cate Baum’s Original Review Bong Joon-ho’s English-language debut successfully blends pulpy storytelling with first class filmmaking, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  It’s somehow fitting that a film like Snowpiercer opens on the same weekend as the...

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Venus In Fur Review

Review: Venus In Fur

Polanski’s best film in years is a triumph due to glorious performances and cinematography that should make Hollywood sit up and beg. When Venus In Fur was announced as a film, it was...

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Snowpiercer review

Review: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer from Korean director Bong Joon-ho is a trainwreck of a movie that proves some books need to stay on paper, writes FMR’s Cate Baum. When you look at the cast for this movie...

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Bring To Nothing Review

Review: Bring to Nothing

This one-character piece from British filmmaker Kelvin Richards explores the medium of the ultra short

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