Patriots Day (2017)
"In its sweeping treatment of the history of American racism, the film brought me closer than I've ever been to understanding how it could be that so many people could have ever grown used to the moral catastrophes that were slavery and Jim Crow."
Assassin's Creed (2016)
"Watching it is like getting a front-row seat to the beautifully mounted revival of a classic work of American drama, starring two stars who know and understand that text as well as any actors in the world."
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
La La Land (2016)
"For all its borrowing and bricolage, La La Land never feels like a backward-looking or unoriginal work. Even when not every one of its risks pays off the way that first song does, this movie is bold, vital, funny, and alive."
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
"When you leave the theater, you feel as though you've finished a road trip through some of High School Film Land's best-loved attractions... But each stop is ever so slightly better than you remembered. Not another teen movie, indeed."
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
"Thanks in part to its charming cast, and despite its serious intentions, Doctor Strange is a pleasantly silly film, with plenty of humor hiding amid all the reality-distorting special effects and high-flying action."
The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)
"Both actresses deliver vivid, tender performances; they generate all the movie's fire, but they're obliged to do it inside a chilly, ritualized framework, the aesthetic equivalent of a softcore mausoleum."
"Jenkins mounts no soapboxes and brandishes no manifestos in his attempt to illuminate the inner life of this troubled boy turned teenager turned man. Instead he shows us the love that other characters feel for Chiron ..."
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
"If you watched Cruise bruise his way through the first Reacher film and thought, "I wonder if that guy's good with kids?" this is exactly the movie you've been waiting for. Otherwise: Run run run run run."
Certain Women (2016)
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
"There's a deliberate mythmaking quality to Parker's reconstruction of the real-life Nat Turner, who was a much more morally complex figure than the righteous avenger Parker writes, directs, and plays him as."
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"Regardless of how familiar you are with Hawkins' plot, there's pleasure in seeing the jigsaw pieces come together. The film's construction is evocative and fluid, the plotlines of the three women entwining in ways that amplify each one."
Amanda Knox (2016)
American Honey (2016)
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
The Dressmaker (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Blair Witch (2016)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
"Sully can feel like a dutiful, hagiographic slog, even though its actual running time barely tops 90 minutes and both Hanks and Eckhart give warm, understated, funny performances in the only two roles developed enough to qualify as real characters"
The Light Between Oceans (2016)
Buffalo '66 (1998)
Southside With You (2016)
Morris from America (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
The Little Prince (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
The BFG (2016)
Swiss Army Man (2016)