20th Century Women (2017)
Mostly Sunny (2016)
"While the film seems to be asking the question of whether or not Leone can make it as a "real" actress, it does not illustrate her career trajectory. This is utterly confusing for viewers ignorant of her success."
Monster Trucks (2017)
Live By Night (2017)
"There's a lot to recommend Affleck's fourth outing as a director, including sumptuous production design.. costumes and cinematography to match; and a restrained score from Harry Gregson-Williams. What's missing is a coherent throughline. "
Patriots Day (2017)
California Typewriter (2016)
"How you read it may depend in a large part on your own faith in a higher power, whether that be a Creator of everything, or merely the director of this film. If for no more than two hours and 20 minutes, Scorsese may make a believer of you."
A Monster Calls (2017)
Why Him? (2016)
La La Land (2016)
"Writer/director Garth Jennings and co-director Christophe Lourdelet bring warmth and humour to the mix, and know well enough that when the big numbers kick in, the best thing to do is just let the music take over."
Assassin's Creed (2016)
"Both perform -- Fassbender as the death-row convict whose ancestral memories Abstergo is after; Cotillard as the lead scientist working on behalf of the Templar cause -- with grim conviction. Neither seem to be having any fun."
Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"The new characters are nicely fleshed out, particularly Jones's Jyn, whose initial cynicism gradually morphs into a steely resolve, its seed planted by the memory of her father, but watered by the idealism of the Rebellion."
Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016)
Sadie's Last Days on Earth (2016)
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)
Anatomy of Violence (2016)
The Apology (2016)
"Hsiung clearly wanted to focus on several specific individuals, whose good humour and perseverance shine through in The Apology. It is one thing to talk about thousands of victims; quite another to look into the eyes of just three."
"With its garish colour palette and sugar-high energy level, Antibirth sometimes resembles a cinematic glass of Kool-Aid. But successful films, unlike powdered drink mixes, require more than just throwing a few ingredients together."
The Other Half (2016)
"Maslany and Cullen have been praised extensively (and justly) for their work here in festival reviews and across the trades; no less excellent, if perhaps less conspicuous, are the performances of the film's supporting players."
Theater of Life (2016)
"The film also takes times to chronicle the refugees, addicts and other unfortunate folk who are the beneficiaries of this high-class soup kitchen... their individual stories adds a welcome layer to what might otherwise be a one-note doc."
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
The Birdwatcher (2015)
London Road (2016)
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
"Adults probably won't even mind if this becomes one of those high-rotation titles once the DVD/download option arrives. It is, like its title character, smart, quick-witted, inventive and melodious."
I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016)
Bleed For This (2016)
"The film is determined to do so much, introduce so many, and wow with such abundance that viewers may feel more fatigue than wonderment by the time its two-plus hours are done. Even director David Yates... can't quite rein everything in."
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Almost Christmas (2016)