Ha-Sodot (The Secrets) (2007)
Patriots Day (2017)
"It's not exploitative or overtly political, and the violence is both sickening and sad. That's what makes it effective, but also impressive as a still-fresh take on a recent tragedy, messy as it is."
"At best, Passengers is glib and cutesy in the face of otherwise serious themes. At worst, it's an argument that men can do whatever they want with the knowledge that things will always work out for them."
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"Confirmation is not nearly as nuanced as the recent O.J. Simpson trial docudrama on FX. It's also much shorter and more reliant on news footage. But it similarly revives memories of a wild media/cultural/political flashpoint."
Everything Is Copy (2016)
Becoming Mike Nichols (2016)
Rolling Papers (2016)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
"From the iconic opening crawl through the wordless last frames of Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams steers pop-culture's most beloved sci-fi saga in an exhilarating new direction."
"It's everything it ought to be -- glorious, exhilarating, exciting, absorbing, technically wondrous. But there also is something bittersweet in the knowledge that, with Jedi, we are bidding a fond farewell to all of the characters we got to know so well."
The Wiz Live! (2015)
"As for the in-the-ring bob, weave, clash, clutch? Well, those disappointed by May's impossibly hyped Mayweather-Pacquiao bout should enjoy the care director Fuqua takes in delivering the sweet science to the big screen."
"The cast is better than solid. Directed by Peyton Reed, the action is a zippy pleasure. The more Scott shrinks, the bigger the fun. The visual effects are witty, especially when he begins making allies of various ant colonies."
Batkid Begins (2015)
Inside Out (2015)
Jurassic World (2015)
Love & Mercy (2015)
"This is a romantic comedy that has more than hearts on its mind. In addition to teasing the uneasy and complicated partnership of the military and the private sector, Crowe takes on issues integral to Hawaii."
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
"Whedon & Co. provide more than enough glib jokes, FX spectacles and sweet human insights to make Age of Ultron a popcorn must for the rest of us in need of a little comic-book wisdom right about now. "
Ex Machina (2015)
True Story (2015)
"True Story digs deeper into the cultural fascination with killers and attempts a potent corrective along the way, reminding us who's been lost but also how justice isn't just another gripping procedural."
While We're Young (2015)
"The wonderful thing about While We're Young and the relationship that develops between Josh and Cornelia and Jamie and Darby is that it's less about resentment than it is a celebration of romantic love. At least initially."
Get Hard (2015)
Danny Collins (2015)
Two Days, One Night (2014)
Song Of The Sea (2014)
"Irish director Tomm Moore's animated beauty Song of the Sea tells the sort of story that makes you crave the flickering of firelight or wish for the warmth of a blanket pulled up to your chin while mom or dad reads a bedtime tale."
McFarland USA (2015)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Black or White (2015)
Still Alice (2015)
American Sniper (2015)
"The 84-year-old's deep appreciation of the masculine -- its conflicts, its appeal, its evolving truths -- has added texture to our understanding of violence, warfare and more. At least as it is represented onscreen. "
The Imitation Game (2014)