Assassin's Creed (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
"Edge of Seventeen hits the pubescent nail soundly on the head with a sureness of touch that easily makes it one of the best and most honest films thus far about the turmoil, delights and utter confusion of the teenage years."
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
"It's a typically fast adventure graced by a diverse range of critter characters as a slavishly loyal Jack Russell pooch (voiced by Louis CK) goes to war with his large new roomie (Eric Stonestreet) and they both end up on the street."
Girl Asleep (2016)
Captain Fantastic (2016)
A Beautiful Planet (2016)
"Any lingering doubts that Clint Eastwood was at the top of his game as one of America's premier film directors are swept away by his taut, compelling retelling of the forced landing on New York's Hudson River in which 155 lives were saved."
Sunset Song (2016)
"Hardcore fans of veteran director Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives) will likely lap up every sumptuously lit frame of his slow-moving, lovingly composed adaptation of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon novel...Everyone else, bring a pillow."
Blood Father (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
"As a 1950s private school boy Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) does a splendid job in this dialogue-driven rites-of-passage drama that canvasses the secret euphoria of major league sexual awakening and the challenge of facing down authority. "
Red Billabong (2016)
"A very well-made, well-directed film that will satisfy fans of the genre, with the final reel providing a nice pay-off...The problem afflicting too many good Australian films right now is an apparent lack of marketing savvy. "
War Dogs (2016)
The Shallows (2016)
Free State of Jones (2016)
Down Under (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
"The chemistry between a struggling career woman (Milas Kunis), a compliant wallflower (Kristen Bell) and a man eater (Kathryn Hahn) turns what could have been another women-behaving-badly knock-off into comedy gold"
Suicide Squad (2016)
"The sight of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn dolled up in her sexy anime-inspired outfit offers a mildly pleasing distraction, but the so-so action, with all the requisite explosions and muzzle flash, is very same-same."
Jason Bourne (2016)
"The world has changed a great deal since the last Bourne and it would have been good to see that seriously incorporated here. It's a tad disappointing to see the Bourne franchise prove itself susceptible to sequelitis."
" The bizarre, engrossing story of New York Democratic politician Anthony Weiner is captured in all its pathetic glory in a documentary that will do nothing to redress the reputation of politicians as liars, hypocrites and opportunists. "
Lights Out (2016)
"A poorly executed child-in-peril piece of fright-free crud involving a deadly ghoul you can only see when the lights are out. So, why not stock up on high-powered torches? It's a weak horror premise, poorly done."
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
"Bundled with Dirty Grandpa and Bad Neighbours 2, the release of this forgettable, scatter-brained R-rated comedy belch marks the completion of Zac Efron's informal film trilogy, the chief message of which appears to be "I will now say 'yes' to anything"."
Septembers Of Shiraz (2016)
"Though the film has failed to make any impression, it is an effectively mounted portrait of how regime change can help mask the agendas of the lawless. That two highly-regarded indigenous filmmakers would dare take on such a risky project deserves kudos."
"Goldstone might look great but it has plot holes as vast as the Outback itself . These hobble any attempt at creating tension or even maintaining dramatic plausibility, a quality in which the film does not seem particularly interested."
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
"A perfectly worthy, action-packed package...director David Yates (he did the final four Harry Potter films) does a fine job staging the effects-heavy action and gives us a nice, revenge-laced finale involving some suitably over-sized crocodiles."
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Maggie's Plan (2016)
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
" In one of the better adaptations of spymaster John Le Carre's work, veteran British director Susanna White (Nanny McPhee; Generation Kill; Boardwalk Empire) does a dutiful job delivering a taut espionage thriller soundly grounded in human drama. "
Is This The Real World (2015)
Central Intelligence (2016)
The BFG (2016)
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Chasing Asylum (2016)
"The important issue of refugees and off-shore detention centres gets half the treatment it deserves in this well-meaning, woefully one-sided slice of activist doco-making from Eva Orner...The film is so one-sided you half-expect the screen to capsize."
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
A Perfect Day (2016)
Me Before You (2016)