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La La Land (2016)
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Little Men (2016)
The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2015)
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
"Every shot is stunning, and many are breathtaking ... With its twisty-turny plot, stunning visuals and lashings of explicit lady-on-lady sex, [it] is probably [Park's] most accessible film to date. Great fun and an experiential feast."
"Feels deeply, cloyingly influenced by others. It's the last act of Close Encounters of the Third Kind meets Contact meets Inception / Interstellar meets The Tree of Life ... tries too hard to make you cry to actually make you cry. "
The Accountant (2016)
"Ben Affleck gets to play Will Hunting and Jason Bourne in this superhero origin story for adults ... Besides the incredible skills, we get a secret lair, double identities, even a shot of identical suits lined up in a closet like Batsuits."
Hell or High Water (2016)
Café Society (2016)
"Arguably Allen's best-looking movie in colour. The script does feel like it's been cobbled togther by a computer program, but at least a computer program with access to the Woody archives: if nothing else, there's no doubt this is a Woody Allen movie."
Boys in the Trees (2016)
"Suffers greatly in comparison to Michael Bay's Pain And Gain (2013), a film with which it shares much in common ... Everyone does way too much except for Kate McKinnon, who is absolutely brilliant and not utilised nearly enough."
The Neon Demon (2016)
Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"With only [about] nine speaking parts, lots of atmospheric Upstate New York fog and excellent performances from Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson, specificity and containment are the keys here ... Pity the trailer doesn't adhere to the same restraint."
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
"Curious low-budget thriller, shot on 16mm, has a certain hand-sewn élan ... The whole thing has quite a unique tone - a blend of extremely dry humor, creepy low-key horror, and retro-styled aesthetics - that atone for its somewhat over-extended runtime."
" Uneven, ramming brilliant scenes up against turgid ones, but ... it gets you by the end. If you've seen Citizenfour you may think you don't need this, but the stuff detailing Snowden's career is fascinating ... Definitely worth seeing despite the flaws."
My Scientology Movie (2017)
"There is little here that was not done better in The Beatles Anthology (1995) ... [but] it's still two hours in the company of four of the most enjoyable people ever ... [and] this time, instead of the girls, we hear the band."
Captain Fantastic (2016)
"Thematically massive, tonally bold, determinedly non-formulaic and featuring a perfectly cast leading man at the top of his game ... Movies this good don't come along that often. Funny, moving, tender, tough ... just endless things about it to love. "
The Queen of Ireland (2015)
"Unfortunately Conor Horgan's feature length documentary about Ireland's most influential drag queen lacks sparkle, wit and bite - precisely some of the attributes Panti, and other great drag artists, so embody."
"Hysterically funny and desperately acute examination of one of mankind's greatest, and most universal, weaknesses ... Gervais is masterful at portraying the exactitude of life in the smaller towns of England ... his finest hour and a half as a director."
Blood Father (2016)
The Shallows (2016)
"The shark is almost incidental, which is what keeps the movie from achieving some sort of genre greatness ... but it is bloody good. It's crazy tight, extremely well thought-out and Lively, mostly in close-up and mostly in peril, is excellent."
Sausage Party (2016)
Down Under (2016)
"Forsythe has an extremely disciplined schematic in mind, and sticks to his guns. The final act has great power ... His script has integrity and his direction is sure-footed and consistent. He may hold his characters in contempt, but never his audience."
Jason Bourne (2016)
Love & Friendship (2016)
"It's a jaunty, spiffy, upbeat and pacy movie, the kind where everyone is too busy being witty, flirtatious and tart to sit down ... a completely worthy addition to the Austen canon by someone who obviously cared very much to contribute."
Sing Street (2016)
"John Carney's Sing Street is a total delight from start to finish, and the best film about the pure joy of making music since We Are The Best! (2013), with which it shares similarities ... It is also a completely engaging, hugely romantic love story."
Central Intelligence (2016)
Maggie's Plan (2016)
"This is a movie of quiet smiles and the occasional laugh; it's barely a comedy, and yet can only be a comedy; the stakes, while genuine for the characters, are superficial for the audience ... Gerwig saves the day, the movie, and your visit to the cinema."
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
"The film is set in 1980, the lads all want to "get some" - sex - and the film's politics are no more advanced than those of Porky's (1981) - which is, incidentally, a better movie, and has the benefit of looking more comfortable in its own period clothes."
Miles Ahead (2016)
"Cheadle's performance is sublime ... the movie looks absolutely sensational ... Unfortunately, all of this brilliant, top-notch work is undermined by a seriously misguided script ... Recommended with serious reservations."
"If you prefer Wagner to Mozart, dark chocolate to milk, or even Lennon to McCartney, you may prefer Duncan Jones' epic fantasy Warcraft to anything coming out involving people who can fly, mutate, avenge or be super. I certainly did."
Certain Women (2016)
"An artful pot-boiler, a boiling, roiling poem of callousness and intrigue that operates as a very direct but never "on-the-nose" metaphor for no less than the history of Australian white settlement."
Mr. Right (2016)
A Perfect Day (2016)
God Willing (Se Dio Vuole) (2015)