"Scorsese has been etching his beliefs onto celluloid for almost 50 years, and their meanings remain as evanescent, as mysterious, as ever. Silence is not a film to be solved, or resolved, but pondered. It's not a parable. It's a koan."
Assassin's Creed (2016)
"There's a treat in store for anyone who takes a perverse pleasure in seeing truly terrible films, because Hollywood's latest video-game adaptation, Assassin's Creed, is a Christmas turkey with all the trimmings."
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"Almost every scene has something ingenious and beautifully designed for you to gasp at, and the supernatural hijinks are all underpinned by Rowling's sincere pro-tolerance message. But it's all at the expense of the supposed protagonists."
Doctor Strange (2016)
"Despite focusing on one of the company's less famous and more bizarre characters, it is all too familiar for a film with 'Strange' in the title. Still, none of that stops it being thoroughly enjoyable."
The Girl on the Train (2016)
(Re) Assignment (2016)
A United Kingdom (2017)
"This film glosses over the thorniest issues in play -- both in terms of the US government's actions and the unintended consequences of Snowden's disclosures -- and settles for a safe, familiar account of one man standing up against the system."
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
"Directors in their later years often settle comfortably into their preoccupations, doodling happily around the edges of their previous careers. Verhoeven is still trying to make masterpieces, and with Elle, he comes awfully close."
La La Land (2016)
"Most cinema-goers are already madly in love with at least one of them, and that love will hit stratospheric new heights when they see how skilfully Gosling and Stone balance their absurd attractiveness with goofy self-deprecation in La La Land."
Jason Bourne (2016)
"It's just like old times. Once again, Bourne hurtles from one grey and gritty European metropolis to another at breathtaking speed... And once again, Greengrass stages the action with bone-jarring immediacy."
Suicide Squad (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
"We cry not because the movie has tapped into our deepest hopes and fears, but because this is the part where we're supposed to. Dory's catchphrase is "Just keep swimming," but the movie feels like it's just paddling in circles."
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
American Honey (2016)
Café Society (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Green Room (2016)
Holy Hell (2016)
"By the time Holy Hell reaches its ominous final scene, the scariest thing about it is that Allen has made a movie about how he fell into a cult and then liberated himself from it, but at the end he still seems the tiniest bit under its spell."
The Jungle Book (2016)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Zero Days (2016)
Midnight Special (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
The Revenant (2015)
"Deadpool hooks you into Wade's trauma, but mostly it's content to skate along on the cheekiness of his death-sport attitude. The film's airy cynicism says: he's not the hero we dream of, he's just the one we deserve."
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
"Goat rambles a bit, yet it's a wild, scary, fascinating, and humane portrait of a system of approved depravity that has had way too many young men in its grip, reprogramming them into their own worst enemies."
Love & Friendship (2016)
"Jane Austen, who used dialogue as a veil that reveals and conceals, and writer-director Whit Stillman, with his love for the elegant pensée, are such an obvious match that you wonder why it took them this long to get together."
Captain Fantastic (2016)
"One of the most enticing aspects of this beautiful and clear-eyed doc is that the movie, while it makes the case for Mapplethorpe as a fearless and important artist, never denies that a number of his photographs were obscene. "
The Hateful Eight (2015)