"Shyamalan's skill as a filmmaker-his instincts for crisp editing, his knack for navigating shifting points of view-have always been stronger than his ideas. That's true here, too, yet Split is compulsively watchable."
Hidden Figures (2017)
A Monster Calls (2017)
Doctor Strange (2016)
"There are enough under-the-radar subtleties, rendered with a refreshing lack of smart-aleckiness, to make Zootopia feel current and fresh. It's a modest, unassuming entertainment that's motored by a sly sensibility."
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)
Hairspray Live! (2016)
"I just am unsure the story of a white girl who finds her inner strength through learning about black culture and using it to win a white-run dance contest is as inspiring as everyone put their efforts into convincing me it is."
Harry Benson: Shoot First (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
"If you open yourself to the experience, Lonergan's movies allow you to live with characters until they feel like people you know. Sometimes they're people you don't like very much. But somehow, by the end, they're your people."
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Oasis: Supersonic (2016)
Gimme Danger (2016)
In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
"Christine has every chance of going wrong-of courting, wittingly or not, the interest of gruesome curiosity seekers. But this is a case where one performance can make all the difference-and Rebecca Hall's does."
The Bat Whispers (1930)
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Certain Women (2016)
Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"Blunt gives Rachel multiple dimensions -- we could never view her as just a stewy mess. But the movie's surprise (or perhaps not-so-surprising) twist doesn't serve its lead character well, at best merely justifying her stalkerish behavior."
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
"Berg succeeds in balancing Deepwater Horizon's unnervingly believable special effects with the human element: when the rig first erupts in flames, it's as if some grim beast were gnashing at it with fiery teeth."
American Honey (2016)
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Blair Witch (2016)
"Leaves you feeling both stripped bare and restored, slightly better prepared to step out and face the world of people around you, with all the confounding challenges they present. There's not much more you can ask from a movie."
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
One More Time With Feeling (2016)