My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
"Trachetenberg beautifully executes the claustrophobic three-handed drama... steadily ratcheting the tension as the mood inside the bunker slides back and forth between black comedy and white-knuckle scares."
"Aside from a handful of chin-stroking French intellectuals, 50 years ago most people dismissed Alfred Hitchcock as a mere entertainer. This beautifully crafted documentary celebrates the 1966 book that did much to change this perception. "
London Has Fallen (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
"The intrigue is engagingly goofy, but the plot is really just an excuse for the Coens to spoof a series of Hollywood genres with gleeful precision. Their pastiche films are a joy, brazenly silly but pulled off with old-school panache."
Mississippi Grind (2015)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
Dark Places (2015)
A New Leaf (1971)
"Henry's attempted seduction of Henrietta is a masterpiece of slow-burn hilarity - just wait till you hear the way Matthau rolls his tongue around the horrors of 'Mogen David's extra heavy Malaga wine... with lime juice'."
Crimson Peak (2015)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)
Triple 9 (2016)
"Director John Hillcoat has clearly been studying the Michael Mann playbook and he gives the action scenes plenty of muscle... But Chris Allen's script doesn't give the characters enough substance to give their ordeals real emotional heft."
The Assassin (2015)
Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
"The set up induces hopes that a screwball comedy with real buzz will be in store, something along the lines of Preston Sturges' hilarious 1940 movie The Great McGinty... Sadly, these hopes are soon dashed."
99 Homes (2015)
The 33 (2015)
Point Break (2015)
Gemma Bovery (2015)
"The story is clunky and too many of its details jar with Barrie's original. Didn't Captain Hook go to Eton? How come he's suddenly become an American cowboy? And given that he still has both hands, why on earth is he already called Hook?"
A Bigger Splash (2016)
"Guadagnino's movie shares with [Deray's film and Hockney's painting] a mood of eerie languor and sun-baked hedonism. Which makes the disruptive energy provided by Fiennes' exuberant and garrulous interloper all the more startling."
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Dad's Army (2016)
"The plot creaks as much as Jones's delivery van but it gets everyone from A to B intact. A modest accomplishment, to be true, but somehow a fitting salute to a show celebrating the British art of muddling through."
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
The Wolfpack (2015)
I Origins (2014)
"Sceptical scientist Michael Pitt falls in love with spacey new age model Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, attracted by her dazzling dichromatic eyes [and] the tussle between rationalism and mysticism takes turns that are both unexpected and thought provoking."
"Jennifer Lawrence teams up again with David O Russell for [this] off-kilter comic biopic... and if the results don't quite have the same giddy dazzle as their previous efforts... the film does show off its star's effervescent charisma to great effect."
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)
The Loft (2015)
The Revenant (2015)
The Cobbler (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
"Unfortunately, the film's script... is far too creaky to make the most of the men's run-ins, while the all too obviously fake computer-generated effects suck the tension out of the showdowns between ship and beast."
The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Sparks and Embers (2015)
The Martian (2015)
"If the title Robinson Crusoe on Mars hadn't already been snagged... it would be a perfect fit for Ridley Scott's space epic, which maroons Matt Damon's astronaut on the red planet and then shows him using Crusoe-like ingenuity in a bid to survive."
"The most wildly anticipated and furiously hyped movie of the millennium is finally here and the collective exhalation of relief can be heard around the globe if not the galaxy. Fans can rest easy. JJ Abrams' Star Wars reboot is a triumph."
"Rudd's humorously self-deprecating persona works wonders with the material and he gets terrific support from Michael Peña, who takes [a] stereotypical Latino sidekick role... and makes it fizz with good-natured fun."
"Despite a tricky back-and-forth, flashback-laden narrative, it is far less cinematically bold than 2014's Catch Me Daddy but does successfully combine social-issue grit with several sequences of heart-clutching suspense."
13 Sins (2014)
The Opposite Sex (2014)