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.

Spider Man No Way Home Ending

Are We Sure That’s Peter Parker in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’?


We examine how Uncle Ben factors into the MCU Spider-Man and whether or not the ‘No Way Home’ climax presents a brand new Peter Parker.

Interrogation Scenes

Anatomy of an Interrogation Scene


High contrast lighting and over-the-shoulder shots? Must be an interrogation scene.

New Filmmakers

The 15 Most Interesting New Filmmakers We Met in 2021


In a mystifying year, we found hope in these fifteen filmmakers. Their art has our backs.

Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong'o in The 355

‘The 355’ is a Bland and By the Numbers Action Film


Come for a strong cast, then wonder why they’re there in the first place.

Best Movies Directed By Women

15 Great 2021 Movies Directed By Women


With this list, you can watch great movies and support strides towards gender equity while you do it. What could be better than that?

Jimmy Stewart Villain Roles

An All-American Degenerate: The Times James Stewart Played the Villain


Inside you there are two Jimmy Stewarts: an all-American everyman and a sneering blackhat.

Cyrano Movie

The Real Story Behind ‘Cyrano’


A look at the man known for his big nose and even bigger guts.

Tarantino Vega Brothers

Imagining the ‘Vega Brothers’ Movie Quentin Tarantino Never Made


This fake trailer’s got F-bombs in spades. By which we mean: Felons, Firearms, and Family.

Best Scifi Fantasy Movies

The 15 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies of 2021


Time-loops, clones, a King Shark, and a big green knight are just some of the things you’ll find on our annual spotlight on the year’s speculative fiction films.