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Watch ‘Overlord,’ Then Watch These Movies

Sometimes you just want to watch some old-fashioned GIs machine gunning and blowing up Nazis, right? And sometimes you want some sick body horror like a woman who is apparently still alive despite being just a head and a spine. Overlord is a blast of a B movie and particularly pleasant for not turning out to […]

6 Filmmaking Tips From David Mackenzie

After a string of well-received short films, Scottish filmmaker David Mackenzie made his feature directorial debut in 2002 with The Last Great Wilderness. But it was his sophomore feature, Young Adam, that gained him international attention as an up-and-coming filmmaker to watch. Two more daring dramas followed, Asylum and Hallam Foe, then the sex satire Spread, sci-fi romance Perfect Sense, and […]

The California Wildfires Took The Paramount Ranch, And With It So Much History

This past weekend, brave fire-fighters and emergency service personnel in California were tasked with putting a stop to one of the most devastating wildfires in state history. As I write this piece, they are undergoing the agonizing task of scouring the wreckage for bodies. People have lost their loved ones and their homes. The last […]

Spike Lee Has Something Hilarious and Important to Say With Our Pick of the Week

Welcome to this week in home video! Click the title to buy a Blu-ray/DVD from Amazon and help support FSR in the process! Pick of the Week BlackKklansman What is it? The true story of a black policeman who went undercover with the KKK. Why see it? Spike Lee’s latest ranks easily among his best […]

Every Musical Moment in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Ranked

Whether you love Bohemian Rhapsody, hate it, or sat it out in protest of Bryan Singer’s controversial directorial credit, we can all agree that Queen is the best band of all time. Right? Since our site doesn’t have a comments section, I’m going to assume we’re all in agreement. Anyway, in honor of Queen and […]

32 Great Movies to Savor on Filmstruck While You Still Have the Chance

Some things are just too good for this world. When news broke that Filmstruck was coming to an end, we were deeply saddened to know that we’ll be saying goodbye to a streaming service that’s introduced to countless gems from bygone eras and different countries. That’s what makes Filmstruck so special. As film fans, we’re […]

‘The Invisible Man’ and the Joy of Mid-Tier Classics

There are many degrees of classic film. There are obscure classics—those films the average moviegoer has never heard of before, but are nonetheless deemed classic for this historical reason or that technological achievement or simply because the Criterion Collection said so. On the other end of the spectrum are the icons, the 0.001%. Those films […]

The Experience of ‘The Other Side of the Wind’

A relic from years gone by has been completed. On May 7th, 2015, a project showed up on funding site Indiegogo. An unreleased film from one of cinema’s legendary filmmakers. It was a campaign to finance the completion of Orson Welles’ final film, The Other Side of the Wind. The film even had trouble there […]

The Deep Impact of ‘For All Mankind’ on ‘First Man’

The first thing you notice about Damien Chazelle’s First Man is that it looks markedly different from other space movies. So much of what we see feels like its part of a documentary: the edits are rough, the images often grainy, and the camera spends much of its time convulsing in scenes of space flight, […]

‘It’s Always Sunny’ Transcends Expectations and Comedy Itself in a Jaw-Dropping Finale

Spoilers for the season 13 finale of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ The thirteenth season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has come and gone. Between a crop of new writers and Glenn Howerton’s only partial commitment, it’s been an uneven 10-episode run. There were some low points (that Superbowl two-parter didn’t quite live up […]