News

Yes, we also cover plenty of movie and TV industry news. But we always try to infuse our news aggregation with insightful commentary, unique perspective, and the same irreverent spirit that has made FSR the publication it is today.

Presently, we are the host to several excellent recurring columns that cover current events:

  • Box Office Report — a weekly column in which senior editor Christopher Campbell unpacks each weekend’s box office results by looking not at dollar amounts, but the number of tickets sold.
  • Brief History — a weekly column in which Will DiGravio provides a concise guide to everything you need to know about the history behind various pop culture topics.
  • Entering the Discourse — a thrice-weekly column in which Mary Beth McAndrews digs into who is saying what about new releases and upcoming projects.
  • Great Expectations — a thrice-weekly column in which Aurora Amidon breaks down the most essential information about a highly-anticipated upcoming release — everything from release dates to weird fan theories.
  • Real Stories — a weekly column in which Will DiGravio explores the truth behind upcoming film and TV adaptations.
  • Shot by Shot — a recurring series in which we break down an interesting new movie or TV trailer one shot at a time.
  • The Queue — a thrice-weekly column in which Meg Shields offers up a daily online video worthy of your attention, curated specifically for those who love the art of filmmaking.

Browse the latest news below

‘Halloween Kills’ is the Biggest Horror Movie of the Year

Meanwhile, Ridley Scott had the worst debut of his directorial career with 'The Last Duel.' Read More

‘No Time to Die’ Underperforms in Lowest Opening for Daniel Craig’s James Bond

The new 007 film proves it's no time to die at the box office, but it's still not time to… Read More

The Real Story Behind ‘tick, tick … BOOM!’

Andrew Garfield stars in the musical directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Read More

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Had the Best Opening Since ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Not only did the sequel have the best opening-weekend attendance of the last two years, but it also out-performed the… Read More

The Opening of ‘Midnight Mass’ Depicts Mike Flanagan’s Worst Nightmare

In a personal essay, Flanagan shares just how deep his connection is with the series and its characters. Read More

Kendall Roy’s Journey to Freedom and the Rise of Cousin Greg

'Succession' star Jeremy Strong explains how his character is working towards liberation. Plus, there may be something special in Season… Read More

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is Done Winning

The latest Broadway musical adaptation has been panned by critics, and its opening weekend box office failed to meet expectations.… Read More

How a New Wave of Found Footage Films Are Tackling Truth

With three big titles in found footage coming soon, the format is more important than ever in interrogating our understanding… Read More

Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple on the Friendship at the Heart of ‘Ted Lasso’

Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple, the two female stars of 'Ted Lasso,' are best friends both on and off-screen. Read More