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."
Closet Monster (2016)
"If it all doesn't work perfectly, that's oddly okay, the character-driven highs making up for the bits and pieces that fail to reach the same sort of unpredictably enthralling heights so much of the rest thankfully soars to."
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)