Tribune News Service
Live By Night (2017)
Hidden Figures (2017)
20th Century Women (2017)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
"Despite the tortured writing, Kurzel shoots the heck out of the film, especially the flashbacks, when Aguilar and his assassin companion Maria parkour around ancient Andalusia, kicking some serious Templar butt. "
Why Him? (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
La La Land (2016)
Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)
"Portman is simply magnetic in the role, but it's a performance that works when in concert with all the other elements of the filmmaking... It's entirely of a piece; a perfect film because all of the details are perfect together. "
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
"One hot, frantic mess... a cautionary tale about the seductive nature of money and power, and the consequences of entering into an abusive relationship with a mentally ill person for the sake of getting ahead."
Bleed For This (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
"The best parts of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk aren't the battles or the spectacles or even the groundbreaking technology. It's the easy camaraderie between the soldiers, led with a gruff, dry humor by standout Garrett Hedlund"
Doctor Strange (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
"Doss is asked time and time again if he's "crazy." But when we're on the ground, the film flips that notion on its head. Is it crazy to save lives or to take them? In "Hacksaw Ridge," it's clearly war that's craziest of all. "
American Pastoral (2016)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
"The character is an ideal vessel for Cruise's gifts as a movie star. Even if he doesn't quite fit the physical description Child imagined in writing, Cruise takes Reacher and shapes him into one of his iconic characters."
Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
"But the humor, as it always has, revolves around Hart's slightly bratty self-preservation instincts - he digs deep into vulnerabilities and what could be perceived as his flaws as a parent and partner to draw out the laughs."
The Accountant (2016)
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
"Storks is at times cacophonous and overly busy, and the animation tends toward the goofy rather than the spectacular. However, Stoller manages to pull off a third act and emotional resolution that's genuinely moving."
"If Laura Poitras' Oscar-winning documentary "Citizenfour" was the technical, unflinching, non-fiction version of Edward Snowden's explosive NSA leaks, Stone's film is most definitely the Hollywood version."
"Good people doing their jobs thoughtfully and at the height of their abilities, working together under unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances. Sometimes all of those things come together to create a miracle, and "Sully" is a warm reminder of that."
Other People (2016)
White Girl (2016)
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Southside With You (2016)
"One wouldn't quite say this date movie is political, but this deeply personal portrayal of the President and First Lady is inherently political -- asserting their humanity and the specific life experiences that brought them to the White House."
The Hollars (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)