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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"A consistently amusing, if slapdash, wedding comedy buoyed by raunchy star turns from Adam Devine and Aubrey Plaza." Film Journal International
Posted Jul 6, 2016

Wiener-Dog (2016)

"A dog wanders through a quartet of miserable tales in this monotonous black comedy." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 22, 2016

The Neon Demon (2016)

"A scathing, highly stylized thriller of fashion-world monstrousness." Film Journal International
Posted Jun 20, 2016

Germans & Jews (2016)

"It proves a level-headed, borderline-detached stab at understanding how Germans, and by extension Germany as a whole, dealt with a still-fresh history of mass extermination and attempted world conquest. " The Daily Beast
Posted Jun 16, 2016
C- 38%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)

"A feature-length endurance test for anyone who's outgrown a nostalgic appetite for this particular blend of cheeseball comedy and spastic action." ‐The Playlist
Posted Jun 2, 2016

Art Bastard (2016)

"Manages to be as cursory as it is intimate, skimming over so much of Cenedella's life and career that it imparts only a hazy impression of who he is and what he believes." ‐Village Voice
Posted Jun 1, 2016

All the Way (2016)

"One can rarely sense that Cranston is acting, so fully does he inhabit his exceedingly well-written role." The Daily Beast
Posted May 26, 2016
D 30%

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)

"A pitiful sequel that decisively sullies any goodwill one might have felt for these Disney-fied versions of Lewis Carroll's famed characters." ‐The Playlist
Posted May 25, 2016

Parched (2016)

"Thanks to attentive writing and sturdy performances, the director's characters are so compellingly realized that it's easy to succumb to the film's hopefulness." ‐Variety
Posted May 19, 2016

Manhattan Night (Manhattan Nocturne) (2016)

"Manhattan Night's pedestrian style and affected atmosphere ... make it a routine descent into the black heart of a city and its shady inhabitants." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 18, 2016

Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015)

"A doctor travels to his hometown to rescue his nephew, in the process confronting his traumatic past, in Chinese director Bi Gan's aesthetically remarkable debut." ‐Variety
Posted May 16, 2016

Almost Holy (Crocodile Gennadiy) (2016)

"Hoover's style seems equally fit for a bleak documentary, suspenseful thriller, black comedy, dystopian sci-fi nightmare and grisly horror film." ‐Variety
Posted May 16, 2016

The Cinema Travellers (2016)

"Three Indian men involved with their country's traveling-movie industry face an uncertain digital future in this mournful, moving doc." ‐Variety
Posted May 15, 2016

Sundown (2016)

"A ribald south-of-the-border teen fantasy that's drunk on stale clichés." Film Journal International
Posted May 11, 2016

The Offering (2016)

"Exorcisms, séances, scurrying phantoms, slamming doors, blood rituals, possessed children, upside-down crosses - The Offering leaves few horror devices unused." ‐Village Voice
Posted May 6, 2016

Bridgend (2016)

"While [director Jeppe Rønde's] preference for mood over plot occasionally results in repetition, the film [...] casts an eerie, increasingly nightmarish spell." Film Journal International
Posted May 5, 2016

Green Room (2016)

"The most hardcore film of the year, Green Room, is 95 minutes of pure, unbridled Mosh Pit Cinema." ‐Esquire Magazine
Posted May 4, 2016
No Score Yet

Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016)

"A highly personal portrait of the importance of embracing who you have while you still can." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016
No Score Yet

Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016)

"No matter how valid [its] theory might be, there are surely more compelling ways to offer it than via a one-note, 88-minute-long joke." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016
No Score Yet

Shadow World (2016)

"Shadow World sells its argument about the West's criminality not with reporting but through paranoid propaganda." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 27, 2016

Mr. Church (2016)

"This mirthless Eddie Murphy vehicle from the director of 'Driving Miss Daisy' is rife with hoary 'magical negro' stereotypes." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 24, 2016

Special Correspondents (2016)

"Gervais' script mistakenly assumes that its ever-more-troublesome plot twists are alone enough to prop up the proceedings. With each new development, though, the film becomes slightly creakier ..." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 24, 2016

Adult Life Skills (2016)

"A cheesy rehash of numerous stunted-adolescent dramedies." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 22, 2016
No Score Yet

A Kind of Murder (2016)

"While thrills are mitigated by convoluted plotting and suspect character behavior, the film's uniquely bleak twist on classic noir conventions is enlivening." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 22, 2016
No Score Yet

Bad Rap (2016)

"Newcomer Salima Koroma takes a good look at a handful of Asian-American talents trying to break into the hip-hop scene." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 22, 2016

Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)

"Mads Mikkelsen's weirdo performance helps prop up this Danish black comedy about the reunion of long-lost mutant brothers." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 21, 2016

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

"Neil proves compellingly gruff as a reluctant father figure, though it's the trash-talking, family-craving ten-year-old Dennison who steals the show, exuding a wacko, wounded attitude rooted in Ricky's backwoods Rambo-Scarface-Mad Max reveries." ‐Village Voice
Posted Apr 20, 2016
No Score Yet

Rebirth (2016)

"The pitfall of a tantalizing set-up is that it requires a sterling payoff to match - a recipe for disappointment born out by "Rebirth," whose premise-establishing early passages lead only to underwhelming revelations." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2016

Wolves (2016)

"It's a showcase for some fine acting and even finer basketball action, but neither are enough to cover for this story's enervating formulaic construction." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 20, 2016

Lavender (2016)

"Another return to "return of the repressed" ghost-story terrain, "Lavender" unearths few new surprises yet reconfirms the efficacy of its genre's most hallowed conventions." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 19, 2016

The Witness (2016)

"[The film] functions as a project of not only confrontation but resurrection, as Bill's sleuthing sheds new light on Kitty's personality, romances and career, and thus finally re-emphasizes her as a flesh-and-blood person rather than just a famous victim." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 18, 2016

Command and Control (2016)

"Equal parts history lesson, cautionary tale and nerve-rattling thriller, using all manner of nonfiction devices to elicit both horror and outrage over the precariousness of our deadliest arsenals." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2016
No Score Yet

Youth in Oregon (2016)

"Maudlin and mannered, this contrived indie squanders another fine late-career performance from Frank Langella, dousing its treatment of the subject in affectations until it's snuffed out any trace of genuine life." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2016
No Score Yet

The Book Of Love (2017)

"Not even a Justin Timberlake score can lift this sodden collection of forced emotions and overripe indie cliches." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 17, 2016

Team Foxcatcher (2016)

"It's the absence of Dave's brother and athletic partner, Mark, that most glaringly sticks out in director Jon Greenhalgh's film. That incompleteness is a nagging issue throughout, though it shouldn't hinder this otherwise sterling documentary's appeal ..." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 15, 2016

Nerdland (2016)

"Revels in the foulness of 21st-century pop culture, albeit to a degree that's ultimately both exhausting and redundant." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 15, 2016

The First Monday in May (2016)

"In ... subtle touches, the filmmaker most quietly, and convincingly, affirms fashion's legitimacy as an art form akin to that of other expressive mediums." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 13, 2016
8/10 49%

Hardcore Henry (2016)

"The most unabashedly videogame-ish movie in cinematic history, Hardcore Henry is a bold act of mimicry, a gimmicky stunt and a faithful adaptation of gaming's form and content." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2016

Havana Motor Club (2016)

"Heavy on classic-car beauty and light on depth." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 7, 2016

God's Not Dead 2 (2016)

"A torturous exercise in one-note proselytizing." ‐Variety
Posted Apr 1, 2016
6/10 86%

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

"A sporadically amusing, if unconvincing, film eager to imagine jocks as horndogs with hearts of gold." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2016

Kill Your Friends (2016)

"Mistakenly thinks a lot of profanity, ugliness and bloodshed [...] are, in and of themselves, enough to sustain a satire about showbiz ruthlessness." Film Journal International
Posted Apr 1, 2016
5/10 97%

The Dark Horse (2016)

"Though based on a real-life story, writer-director James Napier Robertson's film plays like a mash-up of Hollywood clichés." ‐Paste Magazine
Posted Mar 30, 2016

Fastball (2016)

"Hock's documentary has a thrilling pop that should help it strike a competitive chord with anyone even remotely enchanted by our national pastime." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 25, 2016

Thank You For Playing (2016)

"In that final, gracefully handled note, the film again proves itself a mature meditation on the ordeal of tragedy, and art's capacity for helping us process it. " The Daily Beast
Posted Mar 24, 2016

The Fits (2016)

"Even at its conclusion, Holmer's film refuses to provide easy answers regarding its meaning, instead using poised formal techniques to impart that which is not spoken." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 23, 2016

Get a Job (2016)

"Shot like a typically ugly Adam Sandler effort and so clumsily stitched together that it feels as if large plot chunks litter the editing-room floor ..." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2016
No Score Yet

Ron and Laura Take Back America (2016)

"There's only one joke here - GOP voters are bigoted, Stars and Stripes-wearing clowns - and it's handled with the sort of blunt, bludgeoning mean-spiritedness that it slams them for peddling." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 22, 2016

A Space Program (2016)

"An alternately entrancing and amusing documentary-fiction hybrid that marries existential questions with absurdist humor." ‐Variety
Posted Mar 16, 2016

The Brainwashing of My Dad (2016)

"By the time quotes from Joseph Goebbels are used to explain Fox's methods, The Brainwashing of My Dad has resorted to the tactics of its targets ..." ‐Village Voice
Posted Mar 15, 2016
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