The Dark Horse (2016)
I Saw the Light (2016)
Midnight Special (2016)
Miracles from Heaven (2016)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
"Trachtenberg scares the wits out of us a few times, and then he launches into a climax that will have many talking -- though I found it somewhat disappointing, a little predictable, and frustratingly baffling. But you might love it."
The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
Knight of Cups (2016)
London Has Fallen (2016)
"This sort of movie was made for television viewing. You could tune in or out at any moment and really not miss anything. Or just have a drink beforehand and bring your rowdiest friends to the theater."
Gods Of Egypt (2016)
"Gods of Egypt is also a just plain bad movie. The plot is confusing, yet boring. The visuals look expensive, yet cheesily fake. And the performances are uninteresting, yet ... well, they're just uninteresting."
Son of Saul (2015)
Triple 9 (2016)
"Triple 9 imagines itself a sprawling, nihilistic epic, and it floats along for a while on the shoulders of its prestige filmmaking and cast, but ultimately the storytelling just isn't up to the task."
The Witch (2016)
How To Be Single (2016)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Where to Invade Next (2016)
"In the end, it's hard to shake the feeling that they've made a movie for boys that only adults are allowed to see. For the future sleepover party where some open-minded parent allows a screening, it'll surely be a blast."
The Choice (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
"This story might have been better suited to a television adaptation. The characters would have been allowed to breathe for a beat in that case. Here, the action and violence take up the space that would have generally been used for character development."
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Ride Along 2 (2016)
The Forest (2016)
The Lady In The Van (2015)
"The filmmaking from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is hyper-stylized and a bit wonky at times, with a few odd security camera angles thrown into the mix. But it's also energetic and mostly fun to watch, especially the glimpses of their "awful" movies."
The Age of Adaline (2015)
"[Concussion] is anchored by a sensitive, understated performance by Will Smith as the real-life forensic pathologist who earned the NFL's animosity for shining a torch on the problem in Pittsburgh, home of the revered Steelers."
The Revenant (2015)
"No one is more in rhapsody over the manliness of the mission than Inarritu. His bleak and beautiful movie is overwrought, but it's also soaked through with the brutality of the frontier and the tragedy of its indigenous people."
The Hateful Eight (2015)
"While cinema's favorite cinephile is up to some of his old tricks in his eighth feature, this over three hour long drawing room thriller also feels like a step forward for the wayward enfant terrible -- a step toward maturity."
San Andreas (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
"Most of the second half is spent drifting with them on lifeboats. In these interminable minutes, we don't get anything resembling an understanding of how they survived (or didn't) either mentally or physically."
"This Macbeth brings war, post-traumatic stress disorder and grief to the fore in a more visceral way than others have been able to show, and in this way Kurzel has put his stamp on the canon of Macbeth film adaptations."
"It's wildly uneven but it is wild. There's plenty here to quibble with (the film's title prompted outrage in Chicago), but unassailable is its passion to bring attention and compassion to Chicago's blood-soaked streets."
The Danish Girl (2015)
The Good Dinosaur (2015)
"With a deftly crafted blend of smarts and corn - of course there's corn, people, this is Rocky! - it earns our trust: It's gonna go right to the edge with the heartstring-tugging, but it won't go over."
The Night Before (2015)
"The Night Before is a millennial coming-of-age story cloaked in a cloud of smoke. It's a druggie comedy, to be sure, but a sweetness about vulnerability, honesty, friends and family cuts through the haze."
"Carol is an overwhelmingly beautiful film. It looks like a dream, it sounds like whispered want, and it feels like falling in love in all its stomach turning terror and ecstasy. Even its title rolls elegantly off the tongue."