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45%

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

"Not only Ang Lee's best film, this is his discreet defense of fraternity, and what used to be called homophilia, as a national creed." ‐Out Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2016
89%

Loving (2016)

"Loving is not a love story, a historical trailblazer, or even a complex examination of marital fidelity...Instead, [it] is a pedestrian recap of a historical moment that...can be regarded only with condescension or self-congratulation." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
87%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"What [Desmond Doss] encountered in fulfilling his faith and duty is movingly depicted in the film, but it's the emotional undercurrent that makes Hacksaw Ridge extraordinary. " National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
98%

The Player (1992)

"The Player, which Altman made after years of struggle, with all Hollywood fascination worn away, is Altman's dour version of Dante's Inferno. His satire forces us to realize the obscenity of Clinton-era corruption - once again." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
20%

Inferno (2016)

"[W]hat could be more offensive than rich Hollywoodians...traipsing through a collapsing Europe, contributing...the diminishment of our literary and art heritage - merely for...jaded, semi-literate moviegoers? Inferno is...proof of the global dumbing-down." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
98%

Moonlight (2016)

"Moonlight's best moments come in Little's reaction to Juan's affection, but later scenes of Chiron's erotic confusion and Black's maudlin self-pity (he wears muscular drag yet succumbs to weakness) insist that viewers feel sorry for black gay males." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
51%

The Accountant (2016)

"In The Accountant, blatancy overtakes sincerity...absurdly convoluted, this film stays blatantly politically correct." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
93%

Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)

"Global politics, if not pronounced in the story, are still in the air. This makes Being 17 the most perceptive movie I've yet seen to deal with Europe's contemporary turmoil as evident in its characters' moral lives." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
44%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"The Girl on the Train...is so thoroughly lousy that it augurs a horrible future for the American movie-going plebiscite." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
92%

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience (2016)

"Malick the animist moves into abstraction, like Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey F/X, but he ends with amazement, like Godard's late spiritual films. And this isn't just IMAX novelty...Malick brings cinema back to its phenomenological beginning." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
96%

13th (2016)

"The 13th is full of accusations by opportunists-posing-as-historians who profit from reinforcing the fear that black Americans by and large have not experienced progress." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
81%

American Honey (2016)

"American Honey...struck me as unbearably phony...Each scene is a provocation and an indictment, but the film's also an offense to the principles of cinéma vérité and social realism." ‐New York Press
Posted Nov 4, 2016
31%

Masterminds (2016)

"Masterminds, directed by Jared Hess, needs to go deeper into the tension between the way pop culture betrays its audience by displacing personal needs and then indoctrinating greed and restlessness." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Queen of Katwe may suggest the title of a Disney animated princess (like the lamentable The Princess and the Frog), but all possibilities of romantic fantasy are submerged in the film's semi-documentary reporting on eternal Third World poverty." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"This unoriginal reboot reveals Washington and Fuqua to be hacks as they take on a formerly great genre, the Western...This craven, doubled-down remake reduces America's difficult history to a series of violent, affectless, and inept set-pieces." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
63%

Snowden (2016)

"Stone forgets he's telling a story of sedition, and he loses both his sense of human nature and his cinematic dazzle...Stone abets these traitors' pride. His skill as a filmmaker and his virtue as a disgruntled American are the immediate casualties." National Review
Posted Nov 4, 2016
81%

Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

"This documentary itself is a whirlwind of deceit, switching tenses at will, as if to legitimize Albert's particular delusions, still enjoying her game and the cultural myths to which liberals are susceptible." National Review
Posted Sep 15, 2016
85%

Sully (2016)

"Instead of mending fences in Sully, Eastwood works through both awe and disbelief, recognizing underappreciated professionalism...by looking back at "the miracle on the Hudson" with a sobering, unsentimental sense of recent history." National Review
Posted Sep 15, 2016
54%

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (2016)

"This hagiographic film is like one of those TV magazine shows about the upper classes: It revives radical chic for Millennial viewers, shows off Berger and Swinton's style, taste, and progressive political options." National Review
Posted Sep 15, 2016
88%

Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)

"In this doc, Hunter earns awareness and compassion for his gay life story. Today's Hollywood has no equivalent movie star." ‐Out Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2016
93%

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

"Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is an alarum about the Internet, a prophecy about man's self-annihilating instincts as shown through interviews with awed scientists and skeptical victims of technology." National Review
Posted Aug 29, 2016
92%

Southside With You (2016)

"Tanne's on-screen myth-making is a bland cocktail of race, class, and super-chaste sexuality, going so far past Authorized Flattery that it resembles a hustle." National Review
Posted Aug 29, 2016
86%

A Taste of Honey (1961)

"The most deeply felt part of A Taste of Honey is its love story between soul mates - white, black, female, male, straight, and gay...Melvin's Geoff is an achingly believable character, heroic for his time - and ours, too. We owe a debt of gratitude." ‐Out Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2016
95%

Spa Night (2016)

"A movie about the psychological closet may be unfashionable, but Spa Night helps to better understand the depths of gay identity. " ‐Out Magazine
Posted Aug 22, 2016
98%

Hell or High Water (2016)

"David Mackenzie's Hell or High Water further challenges Hollywood's unethical trends. It twists the outlawry of two white Texas brothers...into a study of millennial cynicism." National Review
Posted Aug 22, 2016
89%

Blood Father (2016)

"Although Gibson's films always showed ambivalence about our culture's relation to violence, in Blood Father, he offers a necessary reproof to Tarantino culture." National Review
Posted Aug 22, 2016
83%

Sausage Party (2016)

"Reviewers who cynically boast that Sausage Party "isn't kids' stuff" have it wrong...[P]roducer Seth Rogen... continues his self-amusement with self-congratulatory political satire." National Review
Posted Aug 19, 2016
97%

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

"Kubo is a delicate tale addressing today's sense of moral bereavement. This is conveyed through the boy's search for the father he never knew. Little Kubo's gallantry parallels the desperation of youth from broken families." National Review
Posted Aug 19, 2016
56%

Jason Bourne (2016)

"Each new Bourne sells a new variation on skepticism, nihilism, and gloom, supposedly enlivened by director Paul Greengrass's hyperactive, overly edited, always indecipherable chases, explosions, and fight scenes." National Review
Posted Aug 11, 2016
87%

Women He's Undressed (2016)

"Gossipy, trivial and unrevealing, Women He's Undressed is the wrong kind of trifecta." ‐Out Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2016
98%

Little Men (2016)

"Sachs expands his social consciousness beyond the gay ghetto ...a sign of social progress and the ultimate class assimilation. In Little Men this diversion takes the sting out of the first friendships that many gay men experience as first love." ‐Out Magazine
Posted Aug 11, 2016
26%

Suicide Squad (2016)

"Think metaphorically again, and see that Suicide Squad entangles post-Vietnam and post-9/11 notions about heroism and citizenship...Suicide Squad is The Dirty Dozen for millennial viewers (and voters), who think their patriotic moral conflict is new." National Review
Posted Aug 11, 2016
89%

The Childhood of a Leader (2016)

"[Brady Corbet] avoids real intellectualizing and, despite his ambitious technique, sticks to the superficial political innuendo of pseudo-political art movies." National Review
Posted Aug 11, 2016
84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"Star Trek Beyond trivializes social issues like militarism and race by downplaying moral seriousness, and replacing it with "action" and genre familiarity. It's cinema as comfort food." National Review
Posted Aug 11, 2016
70%

Café Society (2016)

"Woody Allen celebrates the vaunted era of New York's segregated 1930s nightlife - and its West Coast counterpart in Hollywood...Allen uses comedy to avoid serious contemplation of the social inequities that accompany class advancement." National Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
73%

Ghostbusters (2016)

"A feminist Gunga Din, Jones's Patty makes it possible for the SNL white pukka sahibs to feel good about repeating Ghostbusters' Eighties line-up...It disguises Hollywood's entrenched biased hegemony as happily inclusive fun for all." National Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
93%

Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016)

"Chow cares mostly about Liu and Shan's love story - how their spiritual lives transcend their class differences. Yet, Chow balances romantic concerns with the sociological message. Most American films today...work backwards." National Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
95%

Nuts! (2016)

"Caught up in the fun of telling this tall tale, Lane never matches the fine, humbling truth of Our Nixon...Lane's wild narrative flirts with Michael Moore-style deceit and contempt. Yet Lane's essential humanity comes through. " National Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
76%

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"On its non-Disney-family-movie level, Wiener-Dog is the most unsentimental pet film since Godard's Farewell to Language...But it's the American Eccentric level of self-conscious filmmaking and social commentary that makes Wiener-Dog, frankly, amazing. " National Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
75%

The BFG (2016)

"The BFG isn't a remake of E.T. or A.I. but its own peculiar epic. It's an involuted fairy tale, leaning both Left and Right, expressing the quiddities of utopian imagination. Spielberg's childlike optimism brings quixotic ideas to life." National Review
Posted Jul 1, 2016
32%

Chappie (2015)

"Chappie makes no more sense than the ludicrous alien takeover of District 9 and is just as visually ugly, but, without a Roger Ebert to shill for it, the formula now seems especially out of date and particularly depressing." National Review
Posted Jun 28, 2016
88%

Buzzard (2015)

"Marty seems intended to exemplify modern American discontent, but a slacker hero is false to this political moment of digital entrepreneurs. His immature "rebellion" patronizes the very audience...that the young adult Marty resembles." National Review
Posted Jun 28, 2016
11%

Dirty Grandpa (2016)

"A burlesque like Dirty Grandpa means to "liberate the oppressed" and does so in a low-comedy way. Ignore the bluenose critics who sharpened their dentures on this movie; ironically, they're the same fools who swallow drivel like The Hunger Games. " National Review
Posted Jun 27, 2016
98%

Aferim! (2016)

"Aferim! is the opposite of a cultural celebration. It uses startling, hilarious misanthropy to portray Eastern Europe's immoral legacy - a hapless, dissolute, pusillanimous culture that has bequeathed the region a cynical present." National Review
Posted Jun 27, 2016
63%

The Finest Hours (2016)

"The Finest Hours feels great because it is modest...This makes the film a study in humanism as well as citizenship...It is a nostalgic cultural memoir as much as an action film." National Review
Posted Jun 27, 2016
94%

Finding Dory (2016)

"For anyone who is not a legally bound babysitter, Finding Dory offers nothing that will please a taste for finer humor, freer fun, or genuinely expressive filmmaking." National Review
Posted Jun 21, 2016
96%

De Palma (2016)

"De Palma is not a shallow artist, but this documentary offers a shallow retrospective on his art, his celebrity, and his "controversy."" National Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
86%

The President (2016)

"Its story of a despot (Mikheil Gomiashvili)...who escapes his country's...capital city...with his cosseted grandson (Dachi Orvelashvili) in tow...looks at brotherhood by satirizing the highhanded excesses of nationhood." National Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
80%

Jia Zhangke, a Guy from Fenyang (2016)

"As Jia guides Salles through Fenyang, formerly a prison, and his past shooting locations, and as he introduces old friends and neighbors, the documentary gives evidence of how a director translates personal experience and political perspective into film." National Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
48%

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"There's little distance between X-Men: Apocalypse and the films of Chinese director Jia Zhangke. Although their audiences are different (juvenile thrill-seekers and art-movie devotees), the films appeal to the same grim taste for catastrophe. " National Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
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