San Francisco Examiner
The Neon Demon (2016)
The Fits (2016)
"Dheepan is a memorable and relevant refugee-condition drama, a non-preachy indictment of France's immigrant policies, an engrossing personal journey, and an inspiring testament to the hope and change human connection can spark."
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
"Set in a world that looks like old Italy but where ogres marry princesses and fleas grow as large as dogs, Tale of Tales is a sprawling fantasy that is too ambitious and imaginative to be sunk by an inability to fully transport viewers."
Valley Of Love (2016)
"Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele master the big screen as well as the small one. "Keanu" catapults them into the company of Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Lemmon and Matthau, and Pryor and Wilder."
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
"In a performance that will highlight many a Christopher Walken film festival someday, he combines a willingness to be a caricature of his distinctive self with a dramatic depth and range to create a terrific character."
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
"Everything is shrouded in a kind of black sludge, and frankly, it's depressing. Even the would-be iconic meeting of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman looks like it was ground out from an old Xerox copier."
Hello, My Name is Doris (2016)
"By failing to provide an adequate picture of the humanity at stake, the movie shapes up as a superficial affair. While consistently intriguing, it appeals foremost to perverse curiosity and leaves us, deeper down, unmoved."
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
The Last Man On The Moon (2016)
Eddie The Eagle (2016)
"It's a terrific story, and by simply telling it competently, the film is worth taking your kids to. At the same itme, it's not a satisfying portrayal of an extraordinary individual or sterling historical event."
Rams (Hrútar) (2016)
45 Years (2015)
Son of Saul (2015)
"A challenging but captivating protagonist, Saul is wisely presented not as a hero but as a casualty of Nazi evil. We cannot embrace his mission, but there is something deeply moving in his quest to make his life meaningful."
The Revenant (2015)
"Covered in animal fur, a long beard, and snow, and uttering desperate grunts in lieu of words, he gives the film a crucial dramatic trust and the mythic tinge that the title - a French word for a person who reappears after a long absences - suggests."
The 5th Wave (2016)
Ride Along 2 (2016)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
In Jackson Heights (2015)
The Night Before (2015)
The Peanuts Movie (2015)
The Wonders (2015)
"It may even be the best newspaper movie since "All the President's Men," although its conspiracy story cuts deeper - molested children rather than crooked politicians - and its villain (the Catholic Church) more dangerous."
"While this movie doesn't equal that 2012 film or Craig's Bond debut Casino Royale for its suspense or emotional impact, it's fine escapist entertainment, with plenty of references to all things Bond to delight enthusiasts."
Jafar Panahi's Taxi (2015)