Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The religious fervor that one would expect to be the driving engine of this movie is oddly absent. One scene follows another, one event turns into something else, but nothing adds up or hangs together in the form of a driving, cohesive narrative."
Monster Trucks (2017)
100 Streets (2017)
Live By Night (2017)
A Monster Calls (2017)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Why Him? (2016)
La La Land (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Man Down (2016)
The Eagle Huntress (2016)
"The film is a visual delight and an engrossing look at an ancient culture that preserves its past while keeping it alive by opening it up to women, thereby assuring its future. The Eagle Huntress is a rare, riveting, educational experience."
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
"The animation is so flawless that the sailing sequences look as though they were filmed on location. The realistic motion of the water, as well as Moana's and Maui's long, wavy hair, is especially impressive."
"Allied is, for the most part, a conventional and classic World War II drama. It could have been made in the 1950s. The costumes are period, the music is perfect, and the lighting is gorgeous. The whole operation is easy on the eyes."
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
Bleed For This (2016)
"I respect director Ben Younger for going to the trouble of trying not to make a cookie-cutter boxing movie. Unfortunately, I think the film would have been better served by a more straightforward approach."
Almost Christmas (2016)
Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Gimme Danger (2016)
Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016)
"To his credit, Moore never talks down to his audience, but instead uses his knowledge of both candidates' histories to gently skewer Trump's self-serving past business dealings while pointing out and praising Hillary's long tenure of public service."
Doctor Strange (2016)
Oasis: Supersonic (2016)
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
London Town (2016)
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
"If you want to see Galifianakis and Hamm trade sharp comic riffs, go to YouTube and check out Galifianakis' faux talk show Between Two Ferns, where he interviews and makes sport of the former Mad Men star."
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
"Ortega's new song-and-dance take is intoxicating proof that you can do the Time Warp again. It's glowing evidence that you can go home again, as long you're being guided by a light burning at the Frankenstein place."
Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
"Hart is a triple-threat comedian. He's a vocal wizard, a rubber-faced expression artist and, like John Cleese of Monty Python fame, he has the physical chops that allow him to wring laughs out of various and sundry ways of simply walking funny."
American Honey (2016)
The Accountant (2016)
"It's an exciting and multilayered thriller that challenges (strains?) audience members' minds while entertaining them with intrigue, action and humor, even though there are times when things don't exactly add up."
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)