Mother's Day (2016)
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
"A story of great power and great delusion, of the absurdities of politics and the strange effects and arguably undue reach of celebrity. These potentially heady themes are really beside the point of a movie that's a hoot and knows it. "
The Jungle Book (2016)
"Favreau and Marks have obviously put some thought into the film's visual approach and the messages...: the animal kingdom's unexpected threats and opportunities...the work Mowgli puts in to come of age...his casual kindheartedness... "
Miles Ahead (2016)
"Not everyone will agree with how Cheadle answers the key questions, but only a fool would say his take lacks creativity, heart, energy, and a gutsy willingness to take risks (as Davis says in the film, 'Be wrong strong'). "
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
I Saw the Light (2016)
"Why is Marguerite so funny to us, and why is her public humiliation allowed to continue for so long? The answers plumb both the best and worst instincts of human nature, and give Giannoli's film a strong heartbeat. "
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
"There's nothing to take this show over the top, and in a crowded marketplace of quality TV storytelling, that's a troubing knock, but the show does a good job of wedding weekly genre thrills to creeping plot and character developments. [Blu-ray] "
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
Knight of Cups (2016)
"For all its thrumming profundity...has just as much sleepwalking self-parody: all of the actors' pacing and arm-flapping and gazing off into the distance suggests, as much as an art film, the world's longest prescription drug commercial. "
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)
"Unlikely as it may be, the relationship begins to seem as plausible to us as to the willfully optimistic Doris, which is a testament to the performers transcending the script's default mode of condescension. "
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
"If Zootopia only reluctantly comes around to its crime-solving story, that's understandable: the good stuff resides in the characterizations and the morality play around them, decrying fear of the other. "
Triple 9 (2016)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Where to Invade Next (2016)
Of Mice and Men (1992)
Let There Be Light (1946)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
45 Years (2015)
The Finest Hours (2016)
"One can easily understand why this story swiftly became Coast Guard legend...but its dim wall-of-grey visuals and narrative longueurs make much of the two hours a challenge to the attention span for viewers of any age. "
The New Girlfriend (2015)
The Lady In The Van (2015)
Ride Along 2 (2016)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Revenant (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
"For a long two hours, Sorrentino flatters old white men, devalues women, and annoys with his lush coffee-table-book photography as he plays his own 'Simple Songs' of frustrated old age and tantalizing youth... "
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
"If the franchise continues to feel a bit dull--heavy on the drama and light on the excitement, with pageantry long in the rear-view--there's a respectable purity in the films' political cynicism and populist fervor. "
"Even if you don't like the film--though it's a fair bet you will--it will prime you for a spirited discussion about the choices of its hero, a resilient Irish lass who strives to sort out her best judgement from her impulses, her hope from her naiveté. "
The 33 (2015)