Jordan Raup

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Editor-in-Chief of The Film Stage.

Four favs = last 4.5 or 5-star new-to-me watches.

Favorite films

  • Lost in America
  • Trust
  • The Dupes
  • The Beast

Recent activity

  • Days of Heaven


  • Geographies of Solitude


  • Titanic: 25 Years Later with James Cameron

  • To End All War: Oppenheimer & the Atomic Bomb


Recent reviews

  • Together 99

    Together 99


    The idyllic dream of leftist commune living, where resources and skills are shared for the greater good, needs a key ingredient to work: people. Two decades after Lukas Moodysson’s Together. captured such a Stockholm community, we return to the lives of those we last saw in the 1970s––or in 2000, if you’re going by the film’s release––and the commune is running on fumes, comprising only Göran (Gustaf Hammarsten) and sole companion Klasse (Shanti Roney). As we’re introduced to the two…

  • Sing Sing

    Sing Sing


    “We are here to become human again.” This is the mantra of the Rehabilitation Through the Arts program, founded in Sing Sing Correctional Facility, a prison just north of New York City, and the subject of Greg Kwedar’s emotionally restorative new feature. While led by a stellar Colman Domingo with an equally great supporting turn from Paul Raci, the majority of Sing Sing‘s cast knows the program all too well, either as alumni or currently going through it. That authenticity…

Popular reviews

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story


    Only Steven Spielberg could make a shot of someone standing in a puddle one of the most beautiful images of the year.

  • Bright



    "I'm going to be honest with you. I don't fuck with no fairies."
    "Fairy lives don't matter today!"
    "Dude, you can't go through elf town!"

    Will Smith says all of these lines with an earnest conviction in Bright, then there's still 1 hour and 45 minutes left.