"Bright Lights plucks [Fisher's] star and that of her mother down from distant heights and lets us gently hold them for a time, reassuring us that their brilliance and humanity was real, their mutual endearment unbreakable."
La La Land (2016)
Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
"The pop culture portions of the miniseries may be the most enticing element of Black America Since MLK because these contain the African-American faces with which mainstream America is most familiar. "
Gimme Danger (2016)
Hamilton's America (2016)
Killing Reagan (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
White Girl (2016)
In Order of Disappearance (2016)
Kate Plays Christine (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
"Its observation that life is full of cruelty and there is probably no afterlife and we waste most of our lives consuming images of a reality we cannot fully apprehend is pretty much true, but neither novel nor amusing."
Suicide Squad (2016)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
""Beyond" is undoubtedly messy, like a Starfleet ship that's taken its fair share of beatings, but it is frequently a reminder of how good the series can be when all its engines are in working order."
"A goofy, free-floating romp with an anarchic spirit of its own, a fresh set of scares and laffs and a moderate dose of girl power that is unlikely to seem confrontational to anyone beyond the most confirmed basement-dwelling Gamergate troll."
Under The Sun (2016)
"I think the lessons of "Under the Sun" go far beyond the tragic and idiotic delusions of North Korea's nightmare state, and that those lessons have direct application in Mansky's country, and in ours."
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Blood Simple (1984)
The Neon Demon (2016)
The BFG (2016)
"It stresses exactly why Spielberg remains in a realm of his own when it comes to filmmaking for families and stands out because it offers a more authentic form of nostalgia than the big-screen norm."
Germans & Jews (2016)
The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)
""The Wailing" is something like the most gruesome and gripping Scandinavian crime drama you can imagine, transported to a rain-sodden Asian backwater where everyone's in a bad mood and science, religion and superstition are locked in uneasy combat."
The Idol (Ya Tayr El Tayer) (2016)
"For me Abu-Assad is subtly twisting the knife in both sides at the same time: He perceives a relationship of mutual hatred and mutual dependency between Israelis and Palestinians, which has damaged both people perhaps beyond repair."
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
Pervert Park (2015)
The Nice Guys (2016)
""The Nice Guys" is basically "Chinatown" remade by Quentin Tarantino and starring foulmouthed, updated versions of Abbott and Costello, as played by two of the most recognizable male stars of our time. Make your purchasing decisions accordingly."
Money Monster (2016)
"The pieces would seem to be in place, but ... "Money Monster" is a stodgy, moribund plodder loaded with stock characters that wouldn't have felt edgy in 1983 and has about the same contemporary urgency as your average late-night rerun of "CSI: NY.""
Elstree 1976 (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Special Correspondents (2016)
Green Room (2016)
"Only a limited number of things can happen in this kind of movie, of course, but Saulnier manages pace, tone and storytelling so adroitly that you won't quite expect any of them to happen when they do, or even how."
Applause (Applaus) (2010)
"Batman v Superman is kind of dopey and plays out some laborious plot twists in the DC narrative at unnecessary length, but as I've already said it largely kept me entertained for two and a half hours, which is not nothing."
The Passion (2016)
Midnight Special (2016)
Eye In The Sky (2016)