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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Kurt Cobain documentaries

Review: Montage of Heck Vs. Soaked In Bleach

Two documentaries about Nirvana’s frontman Kurt Cobain are out now, and FMR’s Cate Baum makes the inevitable comparison.   The authorized, “Montage of Heck,” which celebrates Cobain’s career and life, and the highly...

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Review: Hungry Hearts

The camera work evolves more than the characters in Saverio Costanzo’s one-note look at parental paranoia, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  Parenthood can be a scary thing, but hopefully not as scary as the...

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Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A grating collection of quirky indie cliches that only leaves a sour taste, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl might be THE most Sundance-y/indie/capital-Q “quirky” movie to hit theaters...

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Review: About Elly

Asghar Farhadi’s long-delayed film is a masterpiece of atmosphere, character, and tension, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.  Pitched somewhere between the ghostly mysteries of Gone Girl and Under the Sand, and the existential malaise of L’Avventura, About Elly is...

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Review: Good Kill

Lackluster direction and dodgy writing sabotage Andrew Niccol’s timely examination of drone warfare, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. In terms of subject matter, director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca) could not have chosen a more timely...

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Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

A visionary, and thoroughly bonkers, ride through the post-apocalyptic wasteland, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker.   For a movie franchise that has lain dormant for 30 years, George Miller‘s Mad Max saga has never looked or sounded...

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Review: Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig is on her A-game in this amusing, but mostly forgettable dramedy, writes FMR’s Jordan Baker. Despite a fun set-up, Shira Piven‘s Welcome to Me is so totally linked to its central...

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