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)
Sausage Party (2016)
Disorder (Maryland) (2016)
Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)
Nine Lives (2016)
Five Nights in Maine (2016)
The Little Prince (2016)
"When the film hews to its source material, the results are enchanting, but the predictable and sentimental framing device around the slim tale undercuts the potency of the book's meditations on love and mortality. "
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Women He's Undressed (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
"The plot kicks into high gear -- and into mature-audiences-only levels of bawdy brazenness rarely seen in Hollywood movies centered on women's lives -- when Kunis hits that legendary last nerve about which mothers everywhere have always warned us."
"Tweel's approach is no-frills, with much of the footage having been shot by Gleason and his wife Michel. This is wise: The story itself is so wrenching that any attempt to gussy it up would run the risk of feeling overwrought, even manipulative."
Jason Bourne (2016)
"This fourth entry after a nine-year break for Damon and Greengrass should represent, for those ready and able to separate popcorn mayhem from the grim realities of world headlines, a bruising and exhilarating ride."
Don't Think Twice (2016)
"Rarely does contemporary cinema so bluntly (and accurately) depict envy in its most insidious iteration. It's about the vexing confluence of emotions upon seeing their friends excel while they stagnate, a toxic amalgamation of happiness and jealousy."
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
"This episode cuts right to the core of the series's original appeal, giving the terrific cast a chance to play against one another in a straightforward story. It's not exactly bold, but "Beyond" does satisfy."
Zero Days (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
"Won't rock anybody's world among connoisseurs of talking animal sagas; this one is basically a peppy gag reel, and more likely than most family fare to get parents and children to laugh at the same gleefully absurd set-ups."
El placer es mio (2015)
Blood Father (2016)
"Director Jean-François Richet keeps the action set pieces and shootouts coming with bracing regularity, but Blood Father doesn't grind to a halt while it's catching a breath, thanks to the spot-on screenplay."
"Loses its footing, never quite regaining it until an extended sequence in which the seven parachutists hide out in a church, keeping wave after wave of Nazi soldiers at bay. But by the time it arrives in the film, it's almost too little, too late."
The Infiltrator (2016)
"There's no falling back on elaborate shots or effects. Any audience knows the road-trip movie and coming-of-age conceits well, and the director makes no attempt to reshape the structure. He trusts the actors and material to do the work."
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Swiss Army Man (2016)
The Neon Demon (2016)