Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
"The fact Ouija: Origin of Evil exists is minor marvel in and of itself considering how little is thought of the first film. The fact it's good? Potentially even great?...I don't even know what to say."
The Accountant (2016)
Under The Shadow (2016)
"Under the Shadow cannily uses a fairly standard, if also expertly staged, ghost story to obsess over a character-driven story arc involving issues of marriage, motherhood, religious fundamentalism and feminism."
The Dressmaker (2016)
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
" A vital movie, maybe even an important one, Parker's directorial debut is visually impressive, viscerally hypnotic and emotionally complex. It is also not the instant masterpiece it was initially pegged to be."
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"Long Way North is a small-scale gem deserving of being seen be as many as possible, the lessons learned mixed with the visually resplendent delights combining to make the film an emotionally optimistic sensation I unabashedly adored."
American Honey (2016)
The Babadook (2014)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
"I'm not sure how Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will be received by the masses, but for my part, even with a handful of strong reservations, Burton's interpretation of Riggs' source material kept me suitably intrigued."
Queen of Katwe (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Blair Witch (2016)
"Even if the movie doesn't do anything new, it shows that when talented filmmakers pool their talents and give a project their all even the most tired of subjects and stylistic choices can suddenly feel fresh."
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
Hands of Stone (2016)
The Sea of Trees (2016)
Southside With You (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
"For Alvarez and Sayagues, the film is additional proof these are two guys who know their stuff, and watching them continue to work over the coming years is likely going to prove to be a real, delectably frightening treat indeed."
Disorder (Maryland) (2016)
"It all allows the film to have an eerie, old school noir aesthetic that's reminiscent of Fritz Lang coupled with the psychologically destructive emotional pathos of Claude Chabrol. Yet Winocour manages to make things feel unique."
Let's Be Evil (2016)
"Truth, as much as I agree with many of its contentions, fails to hold itself to the same level of scrutiny as it does those going after Mapes and Rather, and as such never feels as authentic as it should have."
Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
"It's all too familiar, too rudimentary, and while the kitchen they're working in is top-of-the-line the meal they ultimately prepare isn't that much better than a Denny's breakfast left under the heat lamps a few minutes too many."
Tales of Halloween (2015)
"I had trouble believing Landon and company were going to be able to pull this type of horror-comedy hybrid off. But they do, more or less, the strengths of the performances and the number of solid laughs winning me over."
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
Miss You Already (2015)
I Smile Back (2015)
"I Smile Back might not rewrite the addiction or mental illness melodrama rule book but that doesn't make it less affecting, Silverman's spectacular performance alone making the price of a ticket well worth spending."
"Spotlight giving center stage to unsung warriors for truth who understood telling the story right, without embellishment, without melodramatic editorial excess, was the greatest victory of them all."
My All American (2015)
The 33 (2015)
The Hallow (The Woods) (2015)
"Trumbo is a solid effort made close to unmissable thanks in large part to Cranston's magnificence, the resulting biopic a gripping return to a Hollywood of yesteryear where the themes being examined couldn't be more appropriately timely."
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)