Green Room (2016)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
"What most captivates is the rhythm of those scenes in which the characters mount the soapbox to share stinging observations on a variety of topics in an often hilarious back-and-forth battle of words."
A Hologram for the King (2016)
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
"The unusual casting selections may require a brief period of adjustment on the part of the viewers, but in the long run, help cement the idea that the film is only a guesstimate of what happened, not the real deal."
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
"The effects don't have the same splendor, or terrifying menace, as the original. The second half's quest plot suffers from one unmemorable set-piece after another. The actors are all game, but the job's beneath them."
Miles Ahead (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)
"This is a match made in movie heaven, given that the critters in Kipling's stories speak and behave like human beings, perfectly suited to Disney's anthropomorphic tradition of walking and talking animals, which began with Mickey Mouse."
The First Monday in May (2016)
"The whole film is a delicious excuse to gawk - at the magnificent costumes, at the diplomatic dance of museum personnel and party planners, and at the sumptuous squish of so many egos sharing space."
City Of Gold (2016)
"The film's final shots of Gold in his truck, negotiating Los Angeles traffic at sunset - "magic hour," in La La Land's dreamy lingo - drive home the film's raison d'être: as an ode to the city, and to its most lyrical chronicler."
Hardcore Henry (2016)
"My Golden Days is ostensibly a prequel to My Sex Life, but more so, it's in conversation with all of Desplechin's films. That's what gives this film an extra emotional heft and the fizzy disorientation of "I remember this rabbit hole." "
The Boss (2016)
Applause (Applaus) (2010)
"Paprika Steen's turn as a fresh-from-rehab alcoholic desperate to regain (or at least recall) both a sense of emotional normalcy and the custody of her two young boys is the single best performance I've seen all year."
The Invitation (2016)
"The cast is uniformly great, and the film is elegantly shot. But when the third act reveals the film's intentions, it feels less like a procession of startling revelations and more like plot points are being crossed off a checklist."
We Are X (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
I Saw the Light (2016)
Eye In The Sky (2016)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 loses its perspective about being a movie celebrating the familial ties that bind, even those that choke you. It turns into something else: a cash register in the guise of a sequel bearing gifts."
Too Late (2016)
"Three films into the ongoing Divergent series, one would hope we'd moved beyond laying plates and folding napkins to get to something more substantial. Yet Allegiant barely makes it to the appetizer course."
"Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen cycle feels like an antic 1930s screwball comedy compared to Zack Snyder's seriously patience-trying Sturm und Drang that signifies, well, nothing much, apart from the dawn of the forthcoming Justice League."
In Pursuit of Silence (2016)
Alive and Kicking (2016)
"The music, the interviews, the interleavening of stock footage, the way the various modern narratives and backgrounding histories are fitted together: All of this works toward a successful expression of what means a thing because it does have that swing"
Shovel Buddies (2016)
Chicken People (2016)
"The film highlights the competitor's sacrifices - personal and professional - made on behalf of their passion for chickens. All the while, the doc's beautiful and hilarious bird photography captures the heart of what's so special about these animals."
Little Sister (2016)
"Little Sister plays up its goofiness to prevent your being poisoned with melancholy - which the characters unanimously exhibit. Cynics among us will recognize this as a lovely comedy; but the cockeyed may consider it miserable."
My Father, Die (2016)
"Brosnan's epic approach, melded with tiny details (like having Asher's inner monologue be his voice as a child, the last time he had one) gives it lush, poetic life. Then he lets the violence rip with two standout performances by British actors."
My Beautiful Broken Brain (2016)
"Surprisingly beautiful and emotionally intense, this visually stunning glass eye is a testament to Sodderland's spirited strength in the midst of her delightfully strange, but entirely real, Lynchian nightmare."
The Hollywood Shorties (2016)
Beware the Slenderman (2016)
"Stadler tries his best at boxing in a naturally exploitative circumstance, into something balanced. However, he doesn't help himself at the conclusion, where the returning Bushmen and women aren't afforded any deep reflection of their travels, on film."
The Master Cleanse (2015)
The Arbalest (2016)