Reviews

Over the course of our more than 15-year existence, FSR has published thousands of reviews. We have reviewed movies from film festivals like Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, and Cannes. We review new theatrical and streaming releases. We even have two recurring columns — Previously On and Up Next — in which we review new and returning TV shows. And just as a fun fact, we used to give out letter grades with our reviews.

Browse our entire reviews archive below

Will Smith in King Richard

‘King Richard’ Succeeds as an Inspiring Biopic and a Thrilling Tennis Film

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His name is in the title, but this is a biopic of an entire family supporting and succeeding together.

Ghostbusters Afterlife Review

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ is a Safe, Perversion-Free Family Adventure

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Well, except for those Mini Stay Pufts — there’s nothing timid or cuddly about those gooey demons.

Tick Tick Boom True Story

‘Tick, Tick… Boom!’ Overindulges in Hero Worship

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Andrew Garfield delivers one of the best performances of his career in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s otherwise disappointing feature directorial debut.

The Great Season 2

‘The Great’ is a Violent Delight

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FSR chief television critic Valerie Ettenhofer reviews Season 2 of Hulu’s quasi-historical series, calling the return ruthless, funny, and relentlessly entertaining.

Black And Missing Hbo

‘Black and Missing’ Highlights a Media Blindspot and its Consequences

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We review the HBO documentary series, which follows the Black and Missing Foundation in its efforts to spread awareness about missing persons of color.

The Wheel Of Time

After Years of Anticipation, ‘The Wheel of Time’ Falls Flat

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FSR chief television critic Valerie Ettenhofer says it’s hard to engage with Amazon’s new high fantasy series thanks to its middling CGI and overstuffed mythology.

Turner and Hooch in Finch

‘Finch’ Pairs Tom Hanks and a Dog at the End of the World

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There’s no excuse for a sci-fi/drama road trip movie to be this unaffecting and uninteresting.

Rich people in Red Notice

‘Red Notice’ is Devoid of Thrills, Chemistry, and Purpose

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Skip it and watch ‘The Harder They Fall’ instead.