Movies

Movies, we love ’em. Film School Rejects covers a wide range of movie-related topics, from reviews of new releases to retrospectives on classic films. We also love making lists, writing essays about how our favorites were made, and talking about the most interesting projects in development.

For your consideration — our favorite movies from the last few years:

You can also browse our archives by genre — everything from Horror to Action to Comedy.

Emancipation Robert Richardson Cinematography

Robert Richardson Embraced His Fears While Shooting ‘Emancipation’

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We chat with the legendary cinematographer about finding a unique, almost black-and-white image for Antoine Fuqua’s new film. Why did it scare the hell out of him?

Magazine Dreams Sundance

‘Magazine Dreams’ is an Enigmatic and Dark Star Vehicle for an Incendiary Jonathan Majors

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Elijah Bynum’s Sundance breakout ‘Magazine Dreams’ laser-focuses on star Jonathan Majors, whose incel bodybuilder character is cracking at the seams.

Avatar The Way Of Water Pandora

Transforming Jetovators into Ilu for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’

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We chat with production designers Dylan Cole and Ben Procter about how they constructed Pandora’s oceanic depths.

Critic's Picks Best Movies of 2022

Critic’s Picks: The Best Movies of 2022

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From blockbusters to box-office bombs, these are the best films of the year according to our chief film critic.

Following Nolan

How ‘Following’ Set the Pace for Christopher Nolan’s Career

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Following walked so that Christopher Nolan’s career could run.

All Dirt Roads Taste Of Salt

Raven Jackson’s ‘All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt’ is a Sublime, Poetic Debut

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Raven Jackson’s debut is an intimate work of stunning detail and artistic harmony.

Fair Play

‘Fair Play’ Offers a Scathing Takedown of the Aggressively Insecure

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Some are calling it an erotic thriller, but whatever the label, ‘Fair Play’ is a sexy, angry, and suspenseful look at insecurity and doubt.

Infinity Pool

‘Infinity Pool’ is a Visual Feast That Ultimately Runs Shallow

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Mia Goth mesmerizes once again in the latest film from Brandon Cronenberg.

Fancy Dance

Lily Gladstone Shines in the Sadly Necessary ‘Fancy Dance’

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A touching and soulful film about those left behind when an indigenous woman goes missing.