San Francisco Chronicle
"What is the tension of the movie? Where is the drama? There's nothing at stake, no transformation to witness, just the weird spectacle of Portman's peculiar Jackie impersonation and the promise, hinted at throughout, that the assassination will be shown."
Office Christmas Party (2016)
"It benefits from an excellent cast, who seem to be all in. And whenever there's a stretch of extended mediocrity, it's almost always saved by an unexpected moment of politically incorrect inspiration."
"The character development and plot in "Evolution" are minimal, and its bold themes aren't fully explored, but as an exercise in creepy atmospherics, this is one of the most accomplished films of the year."
Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016)
Old Stone (Lao Shi) (2016)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
"Affleck is magnificent, but the movie is something less than that, because it can't completely overcome some built-in challenges. Even so, Manchester by the Sea deserves honors for being so different, and for working on the mind in a particular way"
The Trans List (2016)
"The documentary may not win any awards for great filmmaking, but the information conveyed in The Trans List is vital, and the personal stories of trans people are compelling and sometimes heartbreaking."
Closet Monster (2016)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
"Beatty is so good at playing mental illness - he's even better here than he was in "Bugsy" - that he saves the movie. But no amount of flash and dazzle can quite quell the disappointment that comes of a story that begins promisingly and then derails."
Seasons (Les saisons) (2016)
"Perrin and Cluzaud struggle to find a footing in their vast cinematic terrain. We never quite know why we are seeing a particular animal at any given point, and none of the creatures - or the humans, for that matter - has any impact on us."
Mr. Pig (Sr. Pig) (2016)
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)
The Take (Bastille Day) (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Bleed For This (2016)
"The revelation here is Villeneuve, who expands on the symphonic pacing showcased last year in the drug war drama Sicario. Even though the concept of Arrival is far-out fiction, Villeneuve treats it with no less detail or urgency."
How To Be Single (2016)
Almost Christmas (2016)
The Love Witch (2016)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
Gimme Danger (2016)
We Are X (2016)
Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (2016)
"You want an audience to care about the fate of the protagonist, no matter what the situation? Cast Tom Hanks. You want a young actress who can suggest fierce intelligence and conviction? Cast Felicity Jones."
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
Company Town (2016)
Do Not Resist (2016)
Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
American Pastoral (2016)