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The Legacy of ‘Easy Rider’

The summer of 1969 was filled with major historical events, from the Stonewall riots to the Moon landing to the Manson Family murders to Woodstock. That season also saw the release of a number of films that would go down in history as cultural landmarks, none so significantly as Dennis Hopper‘s debut feature, Easy Rider. […]

The Glorious Dreamworld of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Singin’ in the Rain sets the gold standard for movies that imagine a world full of pure joy, from Gene Kelly’s delirious stroll through a downpour, to Donald O’Connor cackling and spinning across a rug, to Debbie Reynolds ushering in a new day with an extended tap routine. But there’s one particular image from the […]

‘The Tough Ones’ on Blu-ray Finds the Beauty in Brutality

Grindhouse Releasing is far from prolific — while some genre labels release five titles a month these folks release maybe one or two per year. It makes the wait a bit easier, though, knowing that they put a ton of care into these infrequent releases making for some truly special Blu-rays. They’re latest is Umberto […]

10 Movies We Can’t Wait to See at Fantasia Film Festival 2019

2019’s Fantasia Film Festival starts today (July 11th) in the beautiful city of Montreal, and I’ve convinced the lovably gruff Kieran Fisher to join me in covering some of the films playing this year. We’re both looking forward to a lot of the movies on tap for 2019 — there are over 125 films playing […]

Our Pick of the Week Finds Time for the Displaced

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 Transit What is it? A man tries to escape his European homeland to America before fascist soldiers arrive. Why see it? Christian Petzold’s latest film tackles themes familiar […]

The Unholy Trinity of Films That Gave Birth to Folk Horror

The majority of horror subgenres boast basic characteristics that make them easy to summarize. For example, slasher films focus on killers who stalk and slash their victims. Haunting movies, meanwhile, center around people being tormented by poltergeists and other supernatural menaces. You get the idea. Horror might be fascinated with strange forces, but its various […]

How ‘The Florida Project’ Gives Harsh Reality the Fairy Tale Treatment

Once upon a time, a little girl named Moonee lived in the Magic Castle with her mother.  It sounds like the start of a fairytale. A fantasy. In a way, it is. Because while the Magic Castle may be a motel on the outskirts of Orlando, Florida, and Moonee’s mother Halley has more issues than […]

The ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Reading List

How do you maintain your movie high? Where do you go first after you come bounding out of the theater with a great big smile on your face? If you’re like me, when a film connects with you deeply, you cannot shut up about its exhilarating effect on your consciousness. You scream your enthusiasm towards […]

What’s New to Stream on Hulu for July 2019

Hulu has been stuck in the third place position when it comes to movie streaming behind Netflix and Amazon Prime because most people still see them strictly as a home for next-day television. They have movies too, though, and more than a few of them are gems that make Hulu a destination beyond last night’s […]

What’s New to Stream on Amazon Prime for July 2019

Amazon Prime is the only streaming service with a cost that also gets you free shipping, and that my friends is a deal. They’re in the Original programming game, but their biggest offering remains the ton of films available to watch anytime for Prime members. The complete list of titles hitting Amazon Prime this month […]