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

Sundance Review: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

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Alex Gibney’s amazing documentary has me upset… It makes me feel uncultured.

Sundance Review: ‘Funny Games’ Delivers Shock and Yawn

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Michael Haneke’s shot-for-shot remake starts with intensity and rolls on toward stupidity like a breakless freight train.

Sundance Review: ‘The Escapist’ is a Valiant Effort from a First Time Director

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Brian Cox stars as a man who decides to escape from his life-long prison sentence to see his dying daughter one last time.

Sundance Review: ‘Choke’ is Devious, Sexy and Fun

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From the writer of Fight Club comes a dark comedy about sexual addiction that is a joy to behold.

Sundance Review: ‘Downloading Nancy’ Fails to Connect

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Nothing clears a room like some graphic sexual deviance… And bad movies.

Sundance Review: Phoebe in Wonderland

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A cute, whimsical movie that lacks a bit of magic, but showcases a great performance from little Elle Fanning.

Sundance Review: ‘Incendiary’ Showcases the Very Talented Michelle Williams

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It may not be the most entertaining film to come out of Sundance this year, but it certainly packs a punch.

Sundance Review: ‘The Merry Gentleman’ Is a Dark Comedy That is Awkard, Yet Tedious

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Michael Keaton may not get great praise for his directorial debut, but he has certainly shown that he has serious potential.

Sundance Review: ‘The Great Buck Howard’ Gets Some John Malkovich Magic

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John Malkovich stars as a washed up mentalist trying to get back into the spotlight in this very enjoyable comedy from Writer/Director Sean McGinly and Producer Tom Hanks.