"It's the sort of outlandish setup one might expect from The Sixth Sense mastermind M. Night Shyamalan, and thanks to inspired turns from Taylor-Joy and Scottish actor James McAvoy, Split is often as engrossing as it is implausible."
20th Century Women (2017)
Live By Night (2017)
A Monster Calls (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
La La Land (2016)
Why Him? (2016)
"Cranston starred in sitcoms like Malcolm in the Middle before Breaking Bad gave him the role of a lifetime. He's such a talented performer he doesn't need writers as good as Vince Gilligan. But he needs better than this."
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
The Eagle Huntress (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
"Maui isn't the only visual delight in Moana, but he's easily the standout. The lush 3-D depictions of the South Pacific actually make wearing the glasses and shelling out a few extra bucks worthwhile."
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
"Like a pair of seasoned jazz pros turning a bland ditty into something at least mildly diverting, Bates and Thornton are able to exit this mess with most of their dignity intact. The same cannot be said for the creative team behind it."
Certain Women (2016)
"...a different kind of modern Western; one where confrontations are deflected and firearms feel impotent. What is most important about these stories is the Beckettian persistence of these women. They can't go on. They go on."
Bleed For This (2016)
"Paz's return to the ring is inherently inspiring, so writer-director Ben Younger is already off to a good start, but Younger adds some intriguing touches that give the film a feeling of authenticity that makes the Cinderella story seem less sappy."
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)
"Thanks to Field's ability to give data entry clerk Doris Miller a consistent sense of dignity, it's easy to cheer for a character who'd be an eccentric or even annoying supporting character in other films."
"Thankfully, Saunders can still write acidic barbs, and she and director Mandie Fletcher, who has helmed the most recent versions of the series, come up with a seemingly endless series of entertaining cameos featuring real-life fashion titans."
"Bleak and beautiful, it's a moody drama built on subtle performances and a stunningly well-written script. Setting it apart is an enigmatic ending that allows viewers to come to their own conclusions."
The Lady In The Van (2015)
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
"As much of the film's jokes that fall flat,it gets yet another break-out performance from Hahn, who plays the unfiltered, horn-dog divorcee, and Bell, whose clear-eyed manias are many of the film's best moments in the early going."
Hands of Stone (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
"Despite its frosty setting, the first Ice Age warmed viewers' hearts back in 2002. Now the animated critters from the first movie succeed in making the audience's eyelids feel heavy in Ice Age: Collision Course."
The Finest Hours (2016)
"The crews of the Pendleton and of the CG-36500, which rescued them, demonstrated formidable courage and ingenuity in coming out of the devastating nor'easter alive. These folks deserve more than a middling January release."
"At least Allegiant takes its team of rebels outside of the gloomy, forbidding walls of a rotting futuristic Chicago. Unfortunately, it treats the audience to a dour landscape and a cold, hi-tech palace."
A Bigger Splash (2016)
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
"Whatever inspiration first fed the original film has been bled pretty dry by this point, but what gives this film a special kind of unintentional poignancy is the way in which the comedy zeitgeist has largely passed by the main comic cast."
Sunshine Superman (2015)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
The Infiltrator (2016)
"While it has its share of gunplay and property damage... The Infiltrator earns its chills not by pummeling the audience with violence but by gently reminding viewers that some businesses only offer permanent severance packages."
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
The Imitation Game (2014)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)