"The new star is Laverne Cox, the transgender star of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, and she's fabulous. She looks great, she sounds great, and she salutes Curry's performance while adding her own touches, vocally and otherwise."
The Accountant (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)
Blue Jay (2016)
Under The Shadow (2016)
"The most consistent fear in Anvari's film is that of being a mother and daughter alone in a world that won't help or respect you. Far more so than djinn, this is a fear that doesn't easily dissipate."
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
"You can't help marveling at the tightrope the filmmakers walk: honoring their courage and sacrifice while making an action flick entertaining enough to justify the more than $100 million it took to make it come alive on-screen."
Danny Says (2016)
"This modest dramedy, deftly directed by Hannes Holm from the best-selling novel by Fredrik Backman, is as sweetly sincere as it is market-driven, with gusts of saving black comedy rolling in to rescue it from excess goo."
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
The Lovers And The Despot (2016)
The Dressmaker (2016)
The Ruins of Lifta (2016)
Blair Witch (2016)
Operation Avalanche (2016)
Command and Control (2016)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
London Road (2016)
"Once you get used to the film's most potent strategy ... it takes on the cadence of hypnotic poetry, a Greek chorus that picks out a billowing unease that only begins to spread following a trial verdict that was meant to bring closure."
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Hands of Stone (2016)
Complete Unknown (2016)
"Like Alice, the film seems to be making itself up as it goes along, which would be fine with a less expository script than the one Marston wrote with Julian Sheppard, and with fewer showy gestures at the surreal."
Mia Madre (2016)
"Mia Madre is most poignant when it finds a tone much like Moretti's 2001 La Stanza del Figlio (The Son's Room). Both movies are gently bewildered meanders through denial, regret, and the beginnings of acceptance."
Southside With You (2016)
Morris from America (2016)
"What's remarkable about the film is that it sets up what could have been a bunch of pat, dumb culture-clash jokes about a black New York kid in Europe, yet never takes the easy way out. Instead, it explores and resolutely preserves its hero's humanity."
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
"War Dogs would probably have been more compelling if the filmmakers hadn't strayed so far from the true story. But they manage to slip a fair amount of interesting commentary between the blunders, bong hits and wartime near-misses ..."
Hell or High Water (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
"Lowery's affecting tearjerker strips away the excess and keeps on stripping, until all that's left is the elemental friendship between boy and beast and a lovely affirmation of family, community, and the preciousness of the natural world."
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
"Not only does the film effortlessly mock the sense of wonder and the emotional roller-coasters we've all felt watching Pixar's big-eyed sentient objects, but, in its own messed-up way, it provokes some new feelings, too: shock and awe ..."
Five Nights in Maine (2016)
Little Men (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
"Though Schamus is a seasoned, respectful adapter of Roth's prose, it's just plain hard, if not impossible, to do full justice to the novelist's mercurial shifts between irony, knockabout farce, regret and outrage."
Jason Bourne (2016)
Summertime (La Belle Saison) (2016)
Don't Think Twice (2016)