Who Took Johnny (2013)
"Very intense...examines the impact that the boy's disappearance had on his mother but also raises questions about the possibility of child molesters in positions of power who use their clout to discourage investigations or cover up their crimes entirely."
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
The Secret Scripture (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
"The fact that the lead character is so utterly guileless and innocent and kindhearted -- she's essentially a smiley face with a "KICK ME" sign taped to her back -- makes Katie less a victim of the world and more a victim of writer-director Wayne Roberts."
"For viewers who never saw Citizenfour, and perhaps have only a vague idea of who he is, what he revealed, and why he did it, then it's quite likely that Snowden will provide an eye-opening experience."
The Disappointments Room (2016)
When the Bough Breaks (2016)
London Road (2016)
"The film overstates its point about the suffering of the prostitutes versus the residents who treat them like a threat to property values. It's a salient argument, but the movie delivers it so stridently that it undoes the musical's better moments."
The Wild Life (2016)
"A dull, uninspired and frantically tedious animated re-telling of the Robinson Crusoe story, complete with a menagerie of ditzy, caterwauling beasts. Consequently, this cacophonous misfire feels a good deal longer than its 91-minute running time."
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
The Ivory Game (2016)
"There's a lively, hard-to-ignore subtext here, wherein an 86-year-old classicist filmmaker tells the story of an experienced captain, still alive because of his confident human instincts, under threat by an industry's over-reliance on computer simulation."
The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2016)
Yoga Hosers (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
"All the more impressive for being two movies in one: the kind of "sad people in nice houses" tale you might expect from the couturier-turned-filmmaker, and a down-and-dirty West Texas revenge thriller that calls to mind Sam Peckinpah."
White Girl (2016)
La La Land (2016)
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Max Rose (2016)
"Whatever its flaws, this is a rare genre movie that allows two women - both Mara and Taylor-Joy are coolly riveting, particularly when they're playing off each other - to take center stage in both the drama and the action."
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
"This sequel carries forward only two ideas: that gimmick-y "assassinations that look like accidents" are a valid substitute for story, and that Jason Statham can carry an action movie even when it is propped up on such wobbly legs. "
The Hollars (2016)
The Intervention (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
The Sea of Trees (2016)
Southside With You (2016)
"One might question why a simple first-date story needs to involve the future president and first lady, but its near-total lack of precursors suggest that if it weren't about one of the most famous black couples, it would likely not have been made at all."
Hands of Stone (2016)
"Fouce's traditionalist approach to the doc form involves archival footage as a general Holocaust primer for younger audiences, a decision that may be more vital now than ever as living eyewitnesses dwindle in number."
Spa Night (2016)
"Together, Ahn and cinematographer Ki Jin Kim approach moments of sensuality subtly, as the camera languidly wades into the steamy saunas and the monochromatic showers where David's interest in the unknown begins to percolate."
A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016)
"Even in this fertile age for popular Christian-themed multiplex fare, it's unlikely to supplant film buffs' memories of the epic 1925 and 1959 versions, nor to create any new converts to its loud, blocky, ADD-minded fusion of pulp and pulpit."
Morris from America (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
"This airless, laugh-less true story about 20-something wheeler-dealers turned arms salesmen during the Bush-Cheney invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan has no point of view, nor anything to say about war or commerce or even 20-somethings who wheel and deal."
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)