20th Century Women (2017)
Patriots Day (2017)
A Monster Calls (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
Why Him? (2016)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
"May not amount to much--a salute to theater and showmanship, a simple tale of self-empowerment and group spirit--but it is up with people, or, rather, animals in ways that will delight kids and adults alike."
"The graphic intensity of Orson Welles' black-and-white 1948 film of Macbeth, then, isn't merely for show, but a carefully considered symbolist staging for screen, meant to complement the Bard's immortal poetry."
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
"A moody and deeply unsettling look at a pair of failed relationships, regrets and recriminations, and measures of emotional violence--oh, shall we call it 'lashing out'?--symbolized in physical violence."
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
"An easy realism and an intimate domestic perspective on events that became consequential to national history...replacing histrionics with a genuine curiosity about what it must have been like to live this story from the inside."
The Eagle Huntress (2016)
"A science-fiction masterpiece that's largely about our perceptions of time and our struggles to communicate...unexpectedly romantic and profound in its deeper concerns, by exploring the happy-sad nature of existence itself, of being born to die."
Doctor Strange (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
"Reichardt in no way pushes her material, instead giving the viewer the space to live in this space with the characters, observe them and listen to them, and then draw one's own conclusions about thematic import."
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
"A conspicuously crafty tale...Park's erotic thriller...with its story that, not coincidentally, deals with fetishes-never feels lifelessly premeditated; rather, we realize, early and often, that we are in very sure hands."
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."