"Confirmation needn't engage in hyperbole or excessive dramatization to feel relevant and shed light on the system, then and now. That adds up to a "Yea" vote for a movie that, frankly, pretty much had it at hello."
The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
"Even when working in earnest, Almodovar can't hold back his own gaudiness, which threatens to overwhelm Julieta's emotions at all times, just as the loud paintings, posters and wallpaper frequently eclipse the foreground action."
Applause (Applaus) (2010)
"A fearless, tour-de-force performance by star Paprika Steen is the main attraction of the Danish drama Applause, about an abrasive, alcoholic actress trying to regain control of her life and custody of her young sons."
Look at Us Now, Mother! (2016)
Staub (Dust) (2007)
"The pure white and blue beauty of Greenland's stunning icy landscape is paired with an involving story of a traumatized teen reconnecting with his ancestral ways in Mike Magidson's enjoyable feature debut."
The Boss (2016)
The Adderall Diaries (2016)
"With its heavy image processing and injudicious use of slo-mo, there's a certain student-film quality to The Adderall Diaries that neither masters nor disciplines the complex, eccentric sprawl of the source material."
Valley of the Kings (1954)
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
"Slickly produced but scientifically dubious hodgepodge of free-floating paranoia, heart-rending imagery - lots of shots of cute infants who reportedly were damaged by vaccines - and anti-Big Pharma conspiracy mongering. "
The Jungle Book (2016)
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
"It does what it does quite capably ... maintaining a muscular, splattery propulsion that never descends into campily excessive gore or any other silliness despite the occasional flat line and plausibility lapse."
Above And Below (2016)
Dead 7 (2016)
"Ultimately, the whole thing feels like little more than an excuse to queue up the song, "In the End," which Carter and company croon over the closing credits. Frankly, it's a payoff that can't come soon enough."
Another Evil (2015)
""Another Evil" is somewhat unpredictable and nicely played, but so low-key that the comedy as well as everything else feels almost too modest for feature scale; it has the throwaway, anecdotal tenor of a droll short."
Jean of the Joneses (2016)
The Preppie Connection (2016)
Too Late (2016)
A Stray (2016)
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
They're Watching (2016)
The Fear Of 13 (2015)
The Wild Life (2016)
"Whether dangling characters off the edge of a cliff or zooming around Crusoe's rickety wooden waterslide, the story is constantly on the go, launching objects and characters along the Z axis - and out over the audiences' heads."
Get a Job (2016)
The Fits (2016)
The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)
"As a pure visual spectacle, however, Batman V Superman ably blows the hinges off the multiplex doors, and editor David Brenner does excellent work to comprehensibly streamline the chaos, capably captured by d.p. Larry Fong."
Thank You For Playing (2016)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016)
Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)
The Bandit (2016)
The Master Cleanse (2015)