Review: Queen of Earth

Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston are excellent in Alex Ross Perry’s acerbic and frightening psychological drama, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  There is an art to filming conversations between characters, and it’s one that is often...

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Review: Z for Zachariah

A promising post-apocalyptic drama that stumbles through a poorly-integrated love triangle, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. The last thing anyone needs after surviving the apocalypse is to get stuck in a love triangle. Who...

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Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Rogue Nation successfully builds on the momentum of Ghost Protocol to deliver another rousing Mission: Impossible adventure, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  It’s extremely rare that film franchises get better with age, yet Tom Cruise‘s 19...

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Review: Phoenix

Inconsistent pacing aside, Phoenix is a beautifully acted and directed psychological drama bolstered by a quietly-stunning ending, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. Despite seasoned careers, director Christian Petzold and actress Nina Hoss have precious little...

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Review: Southpaw

Southpaw offers neither surprises nor a compelling execution of storytelling formulae, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  Coming just one week after Trainwreck, Antoine Fuqua‘s Southpaw serves as a grim reminder of what happens when a...

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Review: Trainwreck

Amy Schumer’s leap to the big screen forgoes subversion in favor of creating a genuinely funny and sweet rom-com, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  Though by no means as sharp as her sketch show, Amy...

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Joseph Fiennes and Nicole Kidman

Review: Strangerland

Kim Farrant’s debut is rich with atmosphere, yet struggles to craft compelling characters, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  “Kids go missing out here; it’s the land,” says an elderly Aboriginal woman. “What does that...

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The Best Films of 2015 so far

By Jordan Baker With the halfway point of 2015 drawing near, it’s about time to look back at the best of what the movies have offered. Some of the films below played in...

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Review: Inside Out

A vibrant and deeply moving return to form for Pixar, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  Pixar has a long history of finding unique ways to hit our emotions. This is, after all, the studio...

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Kumiko the treasure hunter

Review: Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

  A true (ish) tale of a Japanese woman who thought the Fargo ‘treasure’ suitcase was real is a decadently meta tragedy, both romantic and devastating in its purity and sadness, writes FMR’s...

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