Love the Coopers (2015)
""Love the Coopers" isn't immune to a few over-the-top moments and it never met a well-trodden plot device it didn't like, but its unabashed heart and hopefulness is akin to a warm, cozy knitted throw. "
The Choice (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
"[Sundance 2016] There may yet be a deeper motion picture to be made cracking wide open the dirty secrets of hazing at college fraternities. "Goat" plays like a Lifetime movie with breasts and four-letter words. "
Mr. Pig ()
Certain Women (2016)
"[Sundance 2016] Patient, pure and honest without fail, "Certain Women" is a quietly breathtaking snapshot of people either struggling, or learning, to make human connections in a world where everyone is unsuspectingly intertwined. "
Yoga Hosers ()
"[Sundance 2016] In their first lead roles, Lily-Rose Depp and Harley Quinn Smith are utterly adorable, a little green around the edges but full of such exuberance and enthusiasm it hardly matters. They deserve a far better movie than this one. "
Cemetery of Splendor (2016)
"[Sundance 2016] "Life, Animated" is joyous and touching in equal measure, a documentary about a young autistic man, Owen Suskind, whose love of Disney movies held the key to a life-changing communication breakthrough. "
Maggie's Plan (2016)
Other People ()
"[Sundance 2016] "Belgica" has a restless, pulsating rhythm all its own, treating expertly cut musical montages as a vital storytelling technique in between its quieter moments of fallible human interaction. "
The Revenant (2015)
"Every time Charlie Kaufman writes and/or directs a new picture, it is cause for celebration. "Anomalisa" may be his most technically auspicious yet, an aching, dreamy, R-rated stop-motion animated drama defying easy description. "
""Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens" is a special kind of blockbuster, wondrous and thrilling and not in the least hampered by cynicism. Don't be surprised, adults, if watching it makes you feel like a kid again. "
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
"Delivering tautly designed thrills, handsome production values, and welcome shades of personality, "Spectre" is savvy commercial moviemaking with the right amount of edge to stand out from the crowd. "
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
I Smile Back (2015)
"Sarah Silverman's work is of a towering caliber few actors could even dream of reaching, so emotionally piercing and yet so bereft of vanity and artifice it has the power to haunt the viewer for days. "
Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
Miss You Already (2015)
"Easily could have fallen into maudlin Lifetime clichés, yet dodges such trappings to present a forthright, emotionally authentic depiction of friendship through the years, in all its complex forms. "
Bridge of Spies (2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
"If the film isn't entirely insightful on the many complex facets of the late Steve Jobs' personality, it remains technically skillful and thematically resonant, vignettes from a time period as recent as it is startlingly obsolete. "
"Stands out from the crowd of modern family features, driven by a desire to match its title character's rebellious essence. It is always better to be ambitious and work only some of the time than to never, or rarely, try at all. "
The Martian (2015)
Cop Car (2015)
"Epitomizes what happens when every last creative and technical element is operating together at the highest level possible. "Sicario" is mesmerizing, a subjectively grim but necessary stunner saturated in apprehension. "
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
"More focused, imaginative & tightly paced than the scattered, less thoughtful original, "Hotel Transylvania 2" is a merrily ghoulish excursion sure to please fans of the series while winning over those who wished the first film had tried a little harder. "
The Intern (2015)
"A poignant, character-based comedy about professional passion, the struggle to retain a healthy work-life balance, and how the unlikeliest of friendships can sometimes become the most meaningful. De Niro and Hathaway are a surprisingly perfect pairing. "
Black Mass (2015)
Sleeping with Other People (2015)
"A middle-of-the-road indie piece, moments of definite inspiration interspersed with visually uninteresting camerawork and a bumpy script so occasionally misguided it makes one angry at how charming it otherwise can be. "
Love & Mercy (2015)
"There is undoubtedly much more to be said about the intriguing, talented Brian Wilson, but "Love & Mercy" does one better than a conventional biography of the man likely ever could: it bears his soul. "
Queen of Earth (2015)
Z For Zachariah (2015)