20th Century Women (2017)
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
"As long-in-coming sequels go, this one is far better than it has any right to be, and if it ends up being a hit I highly doubt we'll end up waiting another 15 years to see Xander Cage come back for another extreme adventure."
"This movie, even with some interesting side tangents I still need to think about and ruminate on, is ferocious, and coupled with sensational performances from McAvoy and Taylor-Joy proves to be January spellbinder worthy of a viewer's undivided attention."
The Bye Bye Man (2017)
Monster Trucks (2017)
Live By Night (2017)
"The movie, for all its technical genius, even with such a strong, electrifying cast, just isn't very good, and as such watching it shoot so many blanks for over two full hours is nothing short of a colossal waste of time."
Underworld: Blood Wars (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
A Monster Calls (2017)
"The movie is an emotionally cathartic marvel I was continually captivated by, its final moments as genuine as its title character is pretend, the overall spell it ultimately casts unforgettably pure."
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Why Him? (2016)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)
La La Land (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Beyond the Gates (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"It's the trio of Tudyk, Wen and especially Yen who steal the show, each bringing to life characters that will likely go down as three of the best ever to grace a story set in the Star Wars universe."
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
"Miss Sloane tells a story that feels like it was ripped right out of yesterday's headlines, [and] that coupled with Chastain's magnificence helping make the film a gripping spellbinder worth seeking out."
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Man Down (2016)
"Man Down is seldom boring, and I can say it held my attention start to finish with very little in the way of effort. I just wish it all wasn't so painfully obvious, because some of what Montiel and Simon are saying is well worth listening to."
The Eagle Huntress (2016)
"he Eagle Huntress is a rousing adventure and a soaring testament to the strength of the human spirit, this vibrant, electrifying teenager an inspirational role model all of Mongolia should be more than proud of."
Officer Downe (2016)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
"Beatty's return as actor and director is just plain glorious and, even with its flaws, this rapturously romantic escapade ends up being an insightful lark that has far more on its mind than initially meets the eye."
The Love Witch (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Shut In (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
"[Moonlight recalls] works from filmmakers as varied as Richard Linklater, François Truffaut, Fernando Meirelles, Cheryl Dunye and Spike Lee. But, in the end, the director makes this motion picture its own uniquely satisfying enterprise."
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
"Hacksaw Ridge is a fine motion picture, one whose themes and ideas obviously speak to the filmmaker, and if Doss' story has helped change him as far as being a decent human being is concerned, that makes it all even better."