The Babadook (2014)
The Connection (2015)
While We're Young (2015)
"Ultimately, this film is about two well-meaning people coming to grips with who they actually are versus who they've always thought they were supposed to be. And when it's on a roll, While We're Young is hilarious."
Z For Zachariah (2015)
"The deviations from O'Brien's plot don't always work, but the characters do come across as real people, in a believably fallen world, following a carefully planned-out path and trying to avoid a fatal misstep."
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Son of Saul (2015)
The Revenant (2015)
" The physicality of DiCaprio's performance is certainly impressive, as is the technical effort that clearly went into the making of the film. But as a whole, the movie arcs toward tedium; we become less involved in Glass' ordeal as he goes on."
"Control isn't just the formal rigor that Carol exhibits from the very first scene: It's the stifling exactitude required of its two main characters, whose every public utterance and gesture must be delivered in code."
Daddy's Home (2015)
The Wolfpack (2015)
Inside Out (2015)
Steve Jobs (2015)
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
The Walk (2015)
Top Five (2014)
"With Top Five Rock has made a step forward as a filmmaker - as well as a fresh, likable comedy, which (as he's suggested in interviews) is no small deal. Besides, any movie with Jerry Seinfeld making it rain at a strip club can't be all bad."
Venus in Fur (2014)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
"An uneasy but ultimately resilient view of inner-city femininity and self-discovery, Girlhood reminds viewers that no matter where you're from, going from girl to woman is always going to be a struggle."
What We Do In The Shadows (2015)
"A cleverly constructed riot that wrings constant laughs from its premise without bleeding it dry, What We Do in the Shadows is also another reminder that maybe we should leave vampire movies to independent filmmakers."
"As much as the Divergent films strive to be the grimy, snarling little sister to Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games juggernaut, though, the movies so far have failed to give off a punk edge - or any edge, really."
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)
"Thanks to Kikuchi's stubborn, sympathetic performance and Zellner's flair for desolate-yet-captivating composition... the movie rises above its silly premise and puts the audience in a fortress of solitude along with its protagonist."
The Wrecking Crew (2015)
Listen To Me Marlon (2015)
Heaven Knows What (2015)
"Director Asif Kapadia... rounds up revelatory, even joyous footage and interviews. The film he's assembled from them is a heartbreaking portrait of a major talent with her fair share of demons, which only haunted her more once she became a star."
Mistress America (2015)
A Walk In The Woods (2015)
The Night Before (2015)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
My All American (2015)
Call Me Lucky (2015)
Sleeping with Other People (2015)