Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
""Kubo and the Two Strings" carries echoes of L. Frank Baum as well -- and Roald Dahl, and "The Phantom Tollbooth," and even some of bluegrass legends Flatt and Scruggs in the hero's Foggy Mountain samisen breakdowns."
War Dogs (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
"[Streep] honors the character's benevolent cluelessness and the melancholy beneath her optimism, and she nails every one of Florence Foster Jenkins' godawful notes with precision. That alone sums up the movie's contradictions."
Hell or High Water (2016)
Pete's Dragon (2016)
""Gleason" immerses the viewer in the ordeal of incurable illness. Not just that of the sufferer, but of family, friends, and loved ones as well, because, as these films make clear, such misfortunes are not just personal, but communal."
Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015)
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Les Cowboys (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
"For most of its running time, the movie works as a sharp, generous human comedy about fear of family (among other things), with Page once again reminding us that she's one of the most deft and underutilized actors of her generation."
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Café Society (2016)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
The Fits (2016)
Looking: The Movie (2016)
"It's all fairly slight, when you take a step back from it, but ultimately that's the strength of Looking and its closing movie. They comprise sweet, passing chapters in a small group of ordinary lives."
The Infiltrator (2016)
"These characters might even be more fun to watch in a movie that wasn't as beholden to its source. I'm saying I want a sequel, and maybe you should too. This one's pretty good. But it had a chance to be great."
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
Zero Days (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
The BFG (2016)
"Mostly, it works as a singular and slightly wobbly mash-up of two creative artists and their differing sensibilities, and it benefits greatly from the contributions of one brilliant actor and one little girl."
Unlocking the Cage (2016)
"It's a tricky narrative challenge to shift from inherently compelling wildlife scenes to abstract courtroom debate, but the film manages it capably, even spicing things up with one justice's admonition that Wise needs to cut his slavery analogies."
"Though his lighthearted tone has difficulties keeping up with each new sinister discovery, Farrier has exposed in the least likely setting the network of power and money that preys on the weak with impunity."
The Neon Demon (2016)
The Shallows (2016)
Free State of Jones (2016)
De Palma (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
"There are terrific Pixar sequels ("Toy Story 2" and "3") and OK Pixar sequels ("Cars 2," "Monsters University"). "Finding Dory" is one of the terrific ones, if not quite up to the "Toy Story" standard."
Central Intelligence (2016)