Railroad Tigers (2017)
"Railroad Tigers is an old-school, moderately campy adventure movie, something American directors were focused on making in the '90s (think 1995's Jumanji) but audiences have mostly relegated today to the realm of nostalgia."
Monster Trucks (2017)
100 Streets (2017)
One Piece Film: Gold (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
The Bad Kids (2016)
"An affecting and enlightening documentary, The Bad Kids offers a fly-on-the-wall look at efforts to help students graduate high school despite their personal struggles and looming sense of hopelessness."
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
"If you want reality -- if you want an idea, for one, as to how the British people could become so despairing that they would do something as drastic as vote to leave the European Union -- see I, Daniel Blake."
The Ardennes (D'Ardennen) (2017)
Patriots Day (2017)
A Monster Calls (2017)
"Despite its rough subject matter, A Monster Calls is more than just the cinematic version of a cathartic scream. Rather, it's a film that holds your hand while never sugarcoating the difficult ideas at its core."
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Why Him? (2016)
"Each [of Larraín's films] has a plan, each film has a backbone, but their airy and ethereal qualities suggest a penchant for riffing, as though he's filling in the gaps between truth and myth sequence by sequence."
"The tale of a matriarch trying to explain to her long-lost daughter how she was conceived and why a chasm grew between them, "Julieta" weaves together sex, intrigue and regret with typical Almodovar-ian flair."
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
La La Land (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"Gareth Edwards' venture into a galaxy far, far away is the Star Wars film we never knew we needed. It's a triumphantly thrilling, serious-minded war movie that is incalculably stronger for the fact that it's NOT the first chapter in a new franchise."
All We Had (2016)
Frank & Lola (2016)
"By the time Ross builds to a final shot that is utterly predictable in its ambiguity, it's hard to care either way about whether these two archetypal blanks will eventually reconcile the disturbing truths they have discovered about each other."
Burn Country (2016)
"Nothing that follows Burn Country's jarring opening scene, which drops us without warning into an ongoing performance of an avant-garde play, quite lives up to its audacious intensity and strangeness."
Hairspray Live! (2016)
"Blending body positivity with its thinly (ha!) veiled race allegory in the streets, taking protest signs and squaring off with demonstrators until the police show up, the cast of Hairspray Live! gave us a musical nudge to action. "
Always Shine (2016)
Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016)
Me, Myself & Her (Io e lei) (2015)
The Monster (2016)
Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Disturbing The Peace (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
"Craig may not always get the details right, but her larger vision -- alternately pitiless and forgiving of teenage foibles in the midst of adolescence -- is still bracing. And the performances she encourages from her actors help pick up the slack."
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
"Screenwriters Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross merely ramp up the obscenities, as if operating under the sophomoric belief that characters frequently swearing at each other and objectifying women is, in and of itself, the height of comic wit."
The Love Witch (2016)
"This is, perhaps, the best-made movie in Villeneuve's filmography to date, a robust but delicate work captured in stunning, calculated detail by cinematographer Bradford Young, and guided by Adams' stellar work as Louise."
"Based on this one performance, Alwyn appears to have the emotional resources to scale even greater acting heights in the future. Whether the same will be the case for high-frame-rate cinema remains to be, literally, seen."
The Uncondemned (2016)