"It takes real effort to make a film as heroically awful as Inferno, so if nothing else Ron Howard and Tom Hanks deserve credit for their ongoing commitment to bringing the Dan Brown-sourced franchise to the big screen in such dire fashion."
American Honey (2016)
A Monster Calls (2016)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
A United Kingdom (2016)
My Scientology Movie (2017)
War on Everyone (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"Burton's macabre sensibility and a delicious performance from Eva Green as shape-shifting Miss Peregrine (a Burton heroine if ever there was one) enlivens the tortuous plotting and dreary world building."
Swiss Army Man (2016)
"Proving that originality can sometimes be overrated, the Sundance-hyped Swiss Army Man is like set of non-existent clothes draped over a big name actor determined to show there's more to him than the franchise that made him a star."
Urban Hymn (2015)
Free State of Jones (2016)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Little Men (2016)
Scottish Mussel (2016)
The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)
"Aspires to greatness by pushing its social concerns and big ideas up front for all to see. But the film falls far short thanks to some pretty ropey writing, undistinguished direction and variable performances."
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
The Clan (El Clan) (2016)
The Infiltrator (2016)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Blair Witch (2016)
"It's a remarkable story, but director Sean Ellis doesn't really do it justice, resorting to lots of shaky cam cinematography to convey the chaos of the times and saddling his actors with Euro-pudding accents and clunky dialogue."
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
Café Society (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
Swallows and Amazons (2016)
"In an age in which the teen heroes and heroines of YA adaptations are routinely given ridiculously proficient combat skills, there's something nice about watching kids mucking about and learning basic wilderness skills."
"The film doesn't really do anything radical here; it sticks to the mock-doc format perfected by This is Spinal Tap, but it's funny in that cringe-inducing laugh-or-cry way that made The Office such a great show."
Valley Of Love (2016)
"The film is a meditation on grief, celebrity, marriage and parenthood, but while it offers incidental pleasures and insights, it doesn't have the emotional force of something like 45 Years, to which it bears a passing resemblance."
"This uneven but intermittently lacerating and wry film ... won't exactly leave you feeling happy, but may leave you feeling happy that Solondz is still casting his misanthropic eye over middle America."
The Shallows (2016)
"If The Shallows sounds like the name of a sitcom family composed of character-types from dumb movies, it is at least an accurate description of everything related to this idiotic shark movie, not least its heroine."
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
Sweet Bean (An) (2016)
"Kawasi builds on the simple metaphorical significance of the set-up to tease out a much deeper and more compassionate study of the way our natural inclination to shun the marginalised in society diminishes us as a whole."
The Carer (2015)
"Cox certainly seems to be having a blast and, despite some of the plot details in the latter stages stretching credulity to breaking point, his sense of playfulness makes it easy to forgive any shortcomings."
Jason Bourne (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
Born To Be Blue (2016)