Doctor Strange (2016)
"Casts a few impressive spells of its own, not the least of which is the redemption of the visual-effects extravaganza. This funny, freaky adventure reminds us of how effective VFX can be when they've got some imagination behind them."
American Pastoral (2016)
Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
"Eschewing his usual modus operandi for the rollicking tension of active kink, Park finds a percolating balance between sensuality and sin, and it might just win him admirers beyond the usual bloodthirsty fanboys."
In a Valley of Violence (2016)
We Are X (2016)
Michael Moore In TrumpLand (2016)
"This is the first time he's put himself on stage, actually doing standup. And he does quite a good job of it, mixing his tricky wit and folksy humor with searingly salient commentary about the current presidential race."
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
"As featureless and generic as its title, but between Cruise's star quality and the ability of director Edward Zwick to stage coherent action sequences, the results are a palatable enough popcorn movie."
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
The Whole Truth (2016)
The Lost City of Z (2017)
"This film is structured so that the scenes where Billy and his fellow soldiers stand behind Destiny's Child at the halftime show feel far more nerve-wracking than the unconvincing war scenes, and this deliberate imbalance never pays off dramatically."
Max Steel (2016)
Coming Through The Rye (2016)
"But while Christine the movie may leave you in a coldly analytical space about sad people -- even its dollops of humor have a chilliness -- Christine the woman stays with you, thanks to a career-best performance from Hall."
Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
"Even if Hart has become enough of a big shot to get Halle Berry and Don Cheadle to play along with the 007 spoof that opens the movie, he's still frank and funny enough to relate to the folks in the cheap seats."
The Accountant (2016)
"The troll scenes offer a mix of neon pastels that suggest someone ate a Lisa Frank store and promptly regurgitated it, while Bergentown features the vast spectrum of tones you might find in a baby's full diaper."
20th Century Women (2016)
"Throw in some tacked-on anti-standardized-tests speeches and a late-in-the-game reveal about a death in the family, and you've got a movie that's constantly zigging and zagging emotionally without a skilled hand at the wheel."
Blue Jay (2016)
"It's to the credit of both the movie and its stars that the easy sense of naturalism isn't undone by the eventual revelations. These people are believable, and so are their conversations, and so is their shared past."
King Cobra (2016)
A Monster Calls (2016)
"It tries hard to simultaneously be exciting, emotional and magical. And while it doesn't always manage to nail that tricky trifecta, it provides a number of touching moments and a behemoth to remember."
The Greasy Strangler (2016)
Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)
"Calling to mind the sullen lovers of Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together, the young men of Being 17 are more gestural than verbal. Téchiné intuitively favors movement over chatter, and he directs his young actors toward intimate, yearning performances."
Do Not Resist (2016)
"It's a brisk 72-minutes, compact with hard-hitting data, rare behind-the-scenes footage of police activity (training, private discussions, on-the-job combat, etc.), and compelling personal anecdotes."
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"When you've been spoiled by the dark, meticulous David Fincher lending his artistry to paperback potboilers with "Girl" in the title -- even when they're not his best work -- Taylor's flat commercial instincts make for diminishing returns."
"DuVernay isn't interested in the impossible, and often absurd, goal of "balance," despite the squirrely presence of Grover Norquist and a lobbyist-apologist; she wants to make you feel something. And she succeeds."
Command and Control (2016)
"This tale of a late 19th Century Russian teen on an Arctic quest is undeniably dazzling to behold, but as an epic action-adventure saga it must, by definition, be exciting and brisk. It is instead stately and a bit bland."
Amanda Knox (2016)
"Blackhurst and McGinn do a vise-tightening job with the unpacking the facts as we now know them, as we never knew them (including rarely seen court documents and police video), and as they were originally distorted beyond all reason."
The Dressmaker (2016)
"There are giggles to be had -- especially given the talents of cast members like Winslet, Davis, Hemsworth and Weaving -- but the laughs are not quite plentiful enough to make up for its awkward contrivances."
Before the Flood (2016)
The Lovers And The Despot (2016)
"Juxtaposing archival footage with a tension-building collection of interviews, Cannan and Adam approach the outlandish crime as a puzzlement, all but wondering aloud how two celebrities could be turned into a dictator's puppets."
Audrie & Daisy (2016)
American Pastoral (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Miss Stevens (2016)
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016)
Blair Witch (2016)