Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
"Only in a well-populated movie theater can one truly appreciate the sound of silence when Gadot's character boasts she could crack a walnut with her vagina. And that, my friends, is the funniest joke in the picture."
Duck Soup (1933)
Horse Feathers (1932)
Monkey Business (1931)
Animal Crackers (1930)
The Cocoanuts (1929)
The Accountant (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
"Unsettlingly, Parker's historical film depicts a tragic uncivil war that bears comparison to our modern racial struggles, and while it's history not to be forgotten, it's also not to be mischaracterized."
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
"A co-production of Disney and ESPN Films, Queen of Katwe unsurprisingly has a calculated quality to it...What's thrilling is the story's girl power, with Phiona described as an aggressive player of 'astonishing power.'"
Blood Simple (1984)
"Simpleness and crime have consistently fascinated the pair, who may as well be praying at the temple of Ate...the Coens preach a healthy respect for the randomness and chaos that ensues from our desires. [Criterion Blu-ray]"
The Dressmaker (2016)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
"As artless as it can be--and as thuddingly predictable about the baby's parentage and whom Bridget will end up with--even grumps will admit to scattered amusing bits...and the likeability of Zellweger and Firth."
A Bigger Splash (2016)
"The significant visual appeal and magnetic turns by the leading players make this four-hander a diverting dip into human nature: specifically, jealousy and the folly of opting for interiority over communication."
The Immortal Story (1968)
Morris from America (2016)
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
"Cianfrance makes intimate, psychologically penetrating films, with quiet spaces and moments of brutal intensity...As unlikely as the story is, Cianfrance deftly steers the material through elemental themes..."
Don't Breathe (2016)
Hands of Stone (2016)
"The film works as well as it does on the strength of its acting. DeNiro is in fine, grounded form, and his verbal sparring with Ramírez, [et al]...elevates the film, the overlapping dialogue highly effective in infusing naturalistic energy."
Hell or High Water (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
"Captures something of runaway modern greed, played out as a bro movie from bro stars and a bro filmmaker...[but] might have been a fresh classic of political satire instead of a crime comedy that plays as sub-Scorsesean riff."
A Taste of Honey (1961)
"Pushed the culture-shock of kitchen-sink drama further with its female protagonist and depictions and discussions of interracial coupling, teen pregnancy, the possibility of abortion, and homosexuality. [Criterion Blu-ray]"
"While Anthropoid tends to the sober and dour, it also breaks into the brutal, the intense, and the emotionally devastating, all the right 'moves' for a war story of moral heft compromised by Pyrrhic victory."
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
"Terrified to do anything different (which, believe it or not, would be entirely possible)...it only takes a moment of awareness to step outside the movie and see how poorly written, insultingly recycled, and anti-creative Jason Bourne is."
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
"The film's saving graces are the uniformly strong performances...and its intriguing subject matter...[but it] develops third-act problems as it devolves into calculated contrivances, didacticism, and sentiment."
"Moves at a rhythm akin to the gently lapping waves...yet somehow swiftly establishes the personalities of the three sisters, a contradiction that speaks to the resonance of the performers and Koreeda's skill at eliciting emotional truth."
"Should you see Sony's new Ghostbusters remake? Yes. Yes, you should. Will you be entertained? Yes. Yes, you will. Will you also be a little annoyed? Well, yeah, probably...it's all a bit too self-consciously self-conscious..."
The Infiltrator (2016)
The Boss (2016)
"From the evidence of Thorsten Schütte's found-footage documentary...Zappa saw the interview as sometime endurance test, sometime amusement, and all-the-time chess match he could never lose, played as it was against lesser lights."
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Central Intelligence (2016)