Live By Night (2017)
Patriots Day (2017)
"Berg's film isn't seeking answers; it's seeking solace. Patriots Day puts forth a vision of a multicultural society that rises up to reject the fear of terrorism. Its heroes are of all colors, immigrants and Southies, alike."
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
"In the end, the title, seemingly unremarkable, reveals itself as especially poignant. Daniel is crying out for recognition as an "I" -- even if he can't contribute, even if he needs help for a while. "
Hidden Figures (2017)
Mother's Day (2016)
Little Men (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
20th Century Women (2017)
Don't Think Twice (2016)
A Monster Calls (2017)
Assassin's Creed (2016)
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Hairspray Live! (2016)
"There may have been enough aerosol spray to burn off the rest of our ozone layer, but Wednesday's ambitious live version of the musical Hairspray on NBC was worth the environmental damage. It was light and fun and soon had you stuck."
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"Not many directors get a one-two punch like Jackie and Neruda in the same season, but it just makes it all the more clear that Larrain is one of the world's most exciting and imaginative filmmakers, whatever the subject may be."
La La Land (2016)
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Man Down (2016)
"Lion is really two beautifully shot films -- the tenacious story of young Saroo Brierley, lost far from home, and the less dramatic, slightly forced, story of him all grown up and looking for his past."
Miss Sloane (2016)
"[Moana] is an excellent character with spirit, doubts, drive and a heck of a voice. She is a perfect addition to the roster of modern Disney heroines and one whom young girls will admire for years to come, princess or not."
Rules Don't Apply (2016)
"It's many years in the making, brings together a who's who list of on-and-offscreen talent, looks gorgeous -- and still feels strangely uneven... But if you can get over that, it's undeniably entertaining and at times, even quirkily mesmerizing."
Bleed For This (2016)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
"[Adams] delivers a heart-wrenchingly beautiful performance using her ability to communicate a half-dozen emotions just standing still... But director Denis Villeneuve sometimes gets lost in repetition and blind alleys."
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
"No affinity for superheroes or familiarity with Marvel mythology is required to enjoy the visual spectacle that is Doctor Strange. Being open to mysticism and the possibility of parallel dimensions might help, though."
The Eagle Huntress (2016)
"It's a lot more like a tweed-jacket version of Bond or Bourne or most any other thriller out there. But if Langdon is distinguished from the other globe-trotting saviors by his PhD, why aren't his movies smarter?"
Into the Inferno (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
The Accountant (2016)
"The Accountant is, if nothing else, singular in lending an action-movie cliche an absurdly peculiar and elaborate backstory. "I like incongruity," Wolff says in one scene. The Accountant does, too, but maybe a bit too much."
The Girl on the Train (2016)