The Monster (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
Little Sister (2016)
"Clark's film uses its 2008 setting as a backdrop for a funny, wistful little comedy-drama about family members learning to overcome themselves and reconnect with each other. Can we reconcile with those who know us only too well? Yes, we can."
Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015)
Almost Sunrise (2016)
The Childhood of a Leader (2016)
De Palma (2016)
Into The Forest (2016)
The Player (1992)
Song Of Lahore (2015)
Rams (Hrútar) (2016)
Louder Than Bombs (2016)
"What could be a more tired cliche for an indie drama than a family struggling to grieve the loss of a parent? And yet you'd think Joachim Trier's "Louder than Bombs" was the first film to ever explore this emotional territory."
The Adderall Diaries (2016)
""The Adderall Diaries" never commits to any of these paths in a convincing way - the true-crime saga in particular feels bizarrely tacked-on, as if Elliott was taking a break in the middle of his emotional turmoil to watch an episode of "Law & Order.""
The Confirmation (2016)
"Although they're separated by some 40 years in age, Owen and Lieberher are very similar actors. They have an unforced and intimate rapport together that fits Nelson's eloquent, no-nonsense writing and direction."
The Lady In The Van (2015)
A Perfect Day (2016)
"Some of this year's offerings are quite good. But when so many inventive short films are being made and distributed, it's a little tiring to see the same conventional narratives repeating themselves."
"The film's more difficult trick is to make us care for Lamb even as we recoil at how he near he gets to a moral precipice. The friendship between the two characters may be wildly inappropriate, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have value to them."
The Mend (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
Racing Extinction (2015)
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
"I expected the latest iteration of the Frankenstein franchise to be bad, but would it be enjoyably bad? Then, in the first scene, we see Daniel Radcliffe capering about as a hunchback in clown makeup, and I thought, "Go on . . . I'm listening.""
Cemetery of Splendor (2016)
The Wonders (2015)
"As Rohrwacher did with her previous film "Corpe Celeste," she sinks so deep into the life of a pre-teen girl and her flawed but loving family that we feel like we're immersed in a novel as much as a film."
Labyrinth Of Lies (2015)
"This is Tower's story, and Hanks tells in a way that will resonate with both grizzled music veterans who have hung onto their physical collections, and millennials wondering what all the fuss was about."
""Spectre" contains clever action sequences, spectacular locales, colorful baddies, and another assured performance by Craig in his fourth outing as 007. It's just that the suit fits him maybe a little too well this time."
"it loses momentum when it tries to grapple with Big Issues, letting Mapes, Rather and Grace's character all stop the film to give speeches on the importance of good journalism. But was this good journalism?"
In The Courtyard (2015)
Meet The Patels (2015)
"Rather than taking a firm position for or against arranged marriages, "Meet the Patels" is a big-hearted, poignant and truly funny documentary that shows people will try anything to find love - and sometimes "anything" works."
The Final Girls (2015)
Goodnight Mommy (2015)
Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)
The Martian (2015)
Pawn Sacrifice (2015)
""Pawn Sacrifice" makes the safe and smart decision to spend as little time on the chess pieces as possible, instead focusing on the minds of the players. And, in the case of Bobby Fischer, there is plenty to focus on."
7 Chinese Brothers (2015)
""7 Chinese Brothers," modest and unassuming, wins us over too, even though I can't figure out what the R.E.M. song has to do with the movie. Plus, it looks like Byington could only afford 2 Chinese brothers at most."
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015)
The Diary Of A Teenage Girl (2015)
"Although Heller's debut does have some stylistic flourishes, this is not an exercise in style, but a refreshingly honest film, both funny and sad, about growing up female in all its messy complexity and wonder."
No Escape (2015)
""No Escape" is really a horror film at heart, the Dowdles effectively using the tricks of the trade to build dread in the viewer. It's just that, instead of a serial killer or a demon, the boogeyman this time is an entire country."
The Salvation (2015)