The Meddler (2016)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Money Monster (2016)
"Recall the Clooney of Up in the Air, a trenchant cinematic response to the financial crisis, or the Clooney of Good Night, and Good Luck and you can't help but wonder what persuaded the star to invest time and talent in a junk bond of a jumble like this. "
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
"The filmmakers had a duty to make their subject's breakthroughs appreciable to the viewer, to put them in perspective. Without that, the film adds up to little more than a by-the-numbers bromance. Both Ramanujan and the viewer deserve better. "
A Hologram for the King (2016)
Hardcore Henry (2016)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Miles Ahead (2016)
"Cheadle gives a convincing physical performance, looking and sounding eerily like Davis, but this is otherwise a confounding cartoon. The actor worked hard for the chance to bring his dream to the screen, but the bottom line is, he kind of blew it. "
Born To Be Blue (2016)
"Baker, we learn, spent the last decade of his life in Europe, using heroin and making much of his greatest music. As an antidrug message, Budreau's film blows. As the study of a famous creative figure, it gets inside to a degree biopics rarely do. "
The Boss (2016)
I Saw the Light (2016)
"Abraham's snoozy, meandering, insight-free biopic was originally slated for an Oscar-qualifying November release. Then someone at Sony Pictures Classics watched it, I guess. A title more apt by far would have been I Saw the Lite. "
The Bronze (2016)
Eye In The Sky (2016)
"Suspense and tension are masterfully deployed. Your knuckles will be white. The edge of your seat will see action for 102 minutes. And you will never think about drones in quite the same way as you did before you saw this timely, electrifying film. "
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)
"I'm not sure what this is, beyond a tiresome oddity for the viewer and a career low for its star. Something tells me the most sensible way to deal with Doris is simply not to say hello in the first place. "
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Gods Of Egypt (2016)
The Witch (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
The Boy (2016)
The Duke Of Burgundy (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
"Exodus is all over the place. Except on one point: Scott delivers the all-important spectacle. The well-staged, emotionally resonant Red Sea climax may send viewers out on a high - even as they wonder what exactly they got high on. "
Two Days, One Night (2014)
"Two Days is far from a conventional hero's journey, but it's a compelling parable of the choices we make to survive and thrive at work. And it suggests that some of those choices, in their own small way, do change the world. "
Furious 7 (2015)
"Another factor that makes Furious 7 highly watchable is director James Wan's commitment to following the action from several characters' points of view within each set piece, and to making that action legible, if rarely plausible. "
D Train ()
"The D Train touches on ugly truths about the indignities people will suffer to move up a spot in a senseless social hierarchy, be that Hollywood or high school. Its greatest flaw is that it sees its characters as superficially as they see themselves. "
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
Jurassic World (2015)
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
"No one should come to a Mission: Impossible movie for anything but those set pieces, and director Christopher McQuarrie delivers some rich ones this time around, with strong assistance from cinematographer Robert Elswit. "
Ricki And The Flash (2015)
Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)
"Infinitely Polar Bear is a vivid snapshot of one family surviving in a state of chaotic, affectionate imperfection - and of a time when kids "raising themselves" was seen not as neglect but as normal. "
"Unlike last spring's Woman in Gold, Phoenix doesn't offer its protagonist even a symbolic victory over history's horrors. But it does suggest that refusing to ignore the ghosts is a small victory of its own. "
Crimson Peak (2015)
The Look of Silence (2015)