Capital Times (Madison, WI)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
"There are layers in what seems initially like a broad, hooting comic performance from Streep. We get glimpses of the real Florence, who seems too smart with her money not to be able to read the people who ask her for it. "
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
"As a three-dimensional character, it's hard to say that it's good to see him again. But as an action hero driving a Dodge Charger off a ramp and onto a speeding SWAT truck? Welcome back, old friend. "
"The freshest thing about "Nerve" is that there's no big bad guy controlling the strings of the game, just a mob of anonymous "watchers" who bring out the worst in people - it's like the villain of the movie is a comments section come to life. "
BoJack Horseman: Season 3 (TV, 2016)
"Beneath the animal puns and silly jokes was a poignant, sometimes harrowing show about a washed-up TV star with a gift for self-sabotage. And now, halfway through the third season, which debuted over the weekend, I can say - this is a great, weird show. "
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
"Farhadi refined his vision and technique in later films like "A Separation," but "Fireworks Wednesday" is a strong and resonant early work, and it's gratifying that it's finally seeing the light of day in the West. "
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
The Infiltrator (2016)
"One of the most iconic scenes in "Scarface" is set in a nightclub in Miami. The opening scene in "The Infiltrator" is set in a bowling alley in Tampa. That sums up the gulf between the movies that "Infiltrator" seeks to emulate and what it is. "
"In a day where middle-aged fans rant on Twitter that "Batman vs. Superman," "Ghostbusters" or some other piece of pop culture "ruined their childhood," we see how loving "Raiders" not only saved these boys' childhoods. It saved their adulthoods, too. "
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The BFG (2016)
""The BFG" reminded me of a gift that a grandfather might give, a little out of step with what the kids are into these days. But it's made with such great care that it could endure while other more disposable gifts are forgotten. "
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
"The closing credits feature Sia singing Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" - it's a good gag, but I wouldn't go quite that far in describing "Finding Dory." Still, it's a delightful film that families will want to remember from time to time. "
Maggie's Plan (2016)
"The setting and tone of "Maggie's Plan" will remind a lot of viewers of the movies of Woody Allen, or of Gerwig's recent collaborator Noah Baumbach. But Miller's generous vision is her own original thing, and "Maggie's Plan" is worth sticking to. "
Casual: Season 2 (TV, 2016)
The Witness (2016)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
"This film has more shots of characters reacting to pieces of paper than any movie I can think of, and that includes "The Paper." If only those pieces of paper could talk back, "Infinity" might end up being gripping drama. "
"As the father of two daughters, I've probably been exposed to more Top 40 music in the past two years than I was in the previous 25. But even if I had been allowed to wallow in dad-rock oblivion, I still would have found "Popstar" to be very, very funny. "
The Lobster (2016)
""The Lobster" is a wild, fun, occasionally mean-spirited satire of the rituals and humiliations of modern dating. But it asks uncomfortable questions of us. It's the best movie I've seen so far this year. "
The Meddler (2016)
""The Meddler" plays like a sunnier version of "I'll See You in My Dreams." That film was all silences and stillness, while "The Meddler" is full of noise and motion, reflecting how cluttered Marnie has made her life. "
The Nice Guys (2016)
"The plot doesn't and doesn't have to make much sense, as the whole point is just to watch Gosling and Crowe tool around a long-lost L.A. in a convertible, trade quips and insults, and occasionally shoot people. "
Money Monster (2016)
The Family Fang (2016)
Valley Of Love (2016)
""Valley of Love" is a deliberately elliptical, at times frustrating film. And yet there's something mysterious about the film that has a pull, something about memory and the dead's hold on the living. "
Sunset Song (2016)
Sing Street (2016)
""Sing Street" is hardly original. It's not even original for Carney. But, like a great old song that comes on the radio, just because you've heard it a thousand times before doesn't mean you won't crank it up. "
Love & Friendship (2016)
Green Room (2016)
"Punk rock is all about catharsis, but "Green Room" is a masterpiece of sustained tension, keeping viewers twisting in their seats as they wonder where the next threat will come from and how the Ain't Rights will survive. "
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
Hardcore Henry (2016)
I Saw the Light (2016)
Eye In The Sky (2016)
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)
The Bronze (2016)
A War (Krigen) (2016)
Son of Saul (2015)
11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016)