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Drop What You’re Doing and Watch ‘Luther’

In the script for the first episode of Neil Cross’s noir crime drama Luther, John Luther is described as “implacable” with “eyes that burn with lunacy and murder.” Of all the actors who come to mind upon hearing this description Idris Elba, the famously charismatic British actor/DJ most recently crowned Sexiest Man Alive, would probably […]

The 52 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

We’re all about celebrating great movies, and in addition to our recent Best of 2018 year-end coverage, you’ll often see us exploring our love for older films too. That doesn’t mean, though, that we don’t like to look forward with excitement and high expectations for movies yet to come. Several hundred films will be released […]

Every Episode Of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Ranked

I’m biased when it comes to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Why? Because the Nine-Nine served my old neighborhood. October 2013. My soon-to-be-wife and I packed up our very fortunate lives in Austin to chase our dreams in New York City. Our sights were set on Brooklyn, but in transition, we settled on a small sublet in Harlem […]

David Fincher and Tim Miller Partner on an Animated Anthology Series for Netflix

We are ready. In 2018 alone, critical successes like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, and Night is Short, Walk On Girl exposed a hunger for animation that breaks free from the sameness of Pixar, DreamWorks, and that American house style. Cartoon is not a curse word; it’s just another medium rich with narrative […]

Our Pick of the Week Shines an Ugly Truth on Humanity

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 The Captain What is it? A German soldier impersonates an officer to terrifying effect. Why see it? Willi Herold was a deserter who escaped punishment by finding a […]

Our Pick of the Week Doesn’t Give a Damn About Its Bad Reputation

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 Bad Reputation What is it? Joan Jett is a legend, and this documentary is here to remind you. Why see it? It seems like a no-brainer that women […]

What’s New to Stream on Hulu for January 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 terrific gems that make Hulu a destination beyond last […]

What’s New to Stream on Netflix for January 2019

Some people spend their days arguing over the merits of Netflix and how it’s “killing cinema” as we know it, but the rest of us know better. It’s just one more way to re-watch the movies we already love and find new ones to cherish. This month sees plenty of both hitting the service. The […]

The 50 Best Shots of 2018

The best movies, shows, music videos, and more of 2018 get the One Perfect Shot treatment. Put in the simplest of terms, a Shot is a sequence of continuous footage between two cuts. They exist in movies, shows, music videos, video games, and really any video-based art. It’s simple — just whatever happens in there between […]

The 50 Best Movies of 2018

As an editorial team, we’re very proud of the work we do here. We have loads of fun writing articles here on FSR, curating the beautiful and interesting over on One Perfect Shot, and we like keeping it real with Nonfics. To keep all of these things running independently, it takes a village. It requires […]