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Loving (2016)

"Nichols stays true to his sensibility, avoiding the melodrama or the back-patting triumphalism you expect from such movies. Loving downplays the historical significance of its subject in favor of a quiet humanity." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 17, 2016

Weiner (2016)

"Weiner is about as entertaining as a film about someone destroying a life and career can be. You can't turn away from the car wreck, and Weiner himself can't stop commenting on it." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 17, 2016

The BFG (2016)

"Kids may well dig it. (Hell, my kid may well dig it.) But for me, The BFG was all anticipation of a different kind, leading to a massive letdown." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 16, 2016

A Monster With A Thousand Heads (Un Monstruo de Mil Cabezas) (2016)

"Plá achieves a visual style that is ice-cold but also deeply human - a clever way to depict an all-powerful system that feeds on our lives and thrives on our fallibility." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 11, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

"What makes X-Men: Apocalypse so exciting isn't really any one thing but rather its cohesion, its storytelling verve." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 9, 2016

Elstree 1976 (2016)

"The most interesting part of Elstree 1976 comes when these actors express ambivalence about their odd celebrity." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 5, 2016

Dheepan (2016)

"Audiard has always had the heart of a genre filmmaker tempered with the eyes of a behavioralist. He gets in close to his characters - focusing on their faces, their hands, their feet - so that we feel every blow and quiver, every scream and whisper." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 4, 2016

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

"These films no longer have to delight and surprise us; no, their job now is to manage the brand, not screw anything up too royally, and keep us hooked for the next installment. Civil War pulls all that off mostly well." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 28, 2016
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The Bomb (2016)

"I enjoyed it. I'm still not sure if I was supposed to." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016

Viktoria (2016)

"An impressive display of stylistic control and directorial vision, even if it doesn't always hold together." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)

"The filmmakers, by sticking to such a conventional structure, have deprived themselves of the tools to give us a real sense of Ramanujan's achievement." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 26, 2016

La Luna (1979)

"Luna seduces and repels you at the same time. It's a film about the silences and cruelties between people, but it explodes with color, music, and movement." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 21, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

"There's nothing in Huntsman to hold its pieces together. Everybody's acting up a storm, but nobody expresses any urgency or aspiration or desire - and, what's worse, none of those great actors have been given any memorable lines." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 20, 2016

A Hologram for the King (2016)

"It may start with a big burst of energy, but this is a sad, somber film about a world that's slowly, knowingly losing touch with the real." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 20, 2016

Green Room (2016)

"Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is an impeccably crafted cinematic torture machine - in the best possible way." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 14, 2016

The Jungle Book (2016)

"If only all blockbusters could be this exciting, engrossing, and beautiful." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 12, 2016

Demolition (2016)

"Amazingly, if awkwardly, the experiment works." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 8, 2016

Louder Than Bombs (2016)

"A fractured film about a fractured family, Louder Than Bombs takes a potentially tired premise and reshapes it before our eyes." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 6, 2016

Sing Street (2016)

"Though Sing Street is much more stylized and broad than Once, it remains true to Carney's fondness for grounded fantasy." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 5, 2016

Glassland (2016)

"Glassland smartly plays off Jean's unhinged disintegration against John's tense, subdued control. In that contrast lies the power of this film." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 31, 2016

The Dark Horse (2016)

"Combines several potentially tired subgenres - the inspirational-teacher drama, the mental illness drama, and the gang thriller - but, helped immeasurably by Curtis's performance, makes something new out of them." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 31, 2016

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"The experience of watching this film is one of reflective exuberance. It's a movie about people who arrive sure of themselves and depart in the quiet confidence that all they know is that they know nothing." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 29, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

"The movie's not bad but it doubles down on its least-interesting and potent elements at the expense of those that actually work." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 23, 2016

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)

"It's a nice movie. Not a good one, or a well-made one, or a smart one, but a nice one." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2016

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

"These movies were never going to transform cinema, but watching Allegiant, it's hard not to feel as if someone has pulled the rug out from under an otherwise modestly entertaining franchise." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 18, 2016

Midnight Special (2016)

"Midnight Special is exceptionally well acted and often quite gripping and sad." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016

The Brothers Grimsby (2016)

"Mostly, The Brothers Grimsby simply wants to make you laugh. And it will." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016

Lolo (2016)

"Lolo is a maternal horror film in the guise of a light romantic comedy, and therein lies much of its charm." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 8, 2016

Knight of Cups (2016)

"Many will run screaming from Knight of Cups, even as some of us are enraptured. At times, Malick almost seems to welcome this polarized response." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 1, 2016

Eddie The Eagle (2016)

"Eddie the Eagle tries to have it both ways with its main subject, simultaneously ridiculing and ennobling him. And, amazingly, it mostly works." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 28, 2016

Gods Of Egypt (2016)

"If it wasn't all CGI, I would have said I hope they saved the sets for another, better movie." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 27, 2016

Risen (2016)

"For a film that could have easily become bogged down in Sunday School reverence, or culture-war opportunism, Risen presents an intriguing, oblique approach to a Bible movie." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 21, 2016

Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) (2016)

"It's amazing how distinctive and strange Mermaid manages to be, especially given the highly derivative concept - how personal it feels, amid all the absurdist, go-for-broke humor. It deserves to be seen." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 21, 2016

The Club (El Club) (2016)

"The Club isn't really about molestation or politics so much as it is about the mysterious netherworld of guilt, shame, fear, and righteousness, and how those things sometimes become tangled together." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 12, 2016

The Choice (2016)

"You feel manipulated, but not in the I-can't-help-but-be-moved way that these films usually work. By the time its finale rolls around, The Choice has completely undone its own spell." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 6, 2016

Regression (2016)

"A disposable genre movie that cannot scare, convince, or enlighten." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 6, 2016

The Revenant (2015)

" The physicality of DiCaprio's performance is certainly impressive, as is the technical effort that clearly went into the making of the film. But as a whole, the movie arcs toward tedium; we become less involved in Glass' ordeal as he goes on." Nashville Scene
Posted Feb 2, 2016

Little Men (2016)

"Little Men has a melancholy edge, but it's not really a depressing film. For all the despair onscreen, what remains afterwards are its luminous characterizations and big-hearted filmmaking." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 30, 2016

Operation Avalanche (2016)

"The earnest enthusiasm with which Operation Avalanche begins, and the paranoia and fear toward which it proceeds, chart the course of an entire nation." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 30, 2016

Sand Storm (Sufat Chol) (2016)

"It's a lovely, deeply affecting film." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 28, 2016

Yoga Hosers (2016)

"It will probably be widely hated. But sue me; I found it is a surprisingly fun, bizarre hybrid." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 27, 2016

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"More than a movie about a slave rebellion, it's about the difficulty of reconciling the great moral chasms between thought, vision, and deed." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 26, 2016

First Girl I Loved (2016)

"This is a manipulative way to tell a story, to be sure ... but it's a pointed, appropriate one in terms of this film's overall effect." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 26, 2016

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

"Its world is cruel and chaotic, but it unfolds with purpose and grace." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 24, 2016

Aferim! (2016)

"Everybody in Aferim! seems to hate and demean everyone else. And yet, they all seem like parts of the same blend of cultures - not a melting pot, but sort of a stew - that reasserts itself throughout the film." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 24, 2016

Morris from America (2016)

"This understated, generous film quietly sneaks up on you." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 23, 2016

The 5th Wave (2016)

"It's like Lord of the Flies by way of Michael Bay, only not nearly as awesome as that sounds." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 22, 2016

Ride Along 2 (2016)

"Ride Along 2, which picks up not long after the first film ended, doesn't mess much with the formula, except that everything feels more frayed and tired this time around." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 17, 2016

Norm of the North (2016)

"It's got elements of Happy Feet, Madagascar, Despicable Me, Ice Age, and any number of other films. But most of these elements go nowhere." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 17, 2016

The Treasure (2016)

"Slowly ... something changes, and the functionality of Porumboui's style gives way to an ever-so-slight hint of wonder." ‐New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 10, 2016
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