45 Years (2015)
The Revenant (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
"Russell draws his characters as broadly as those soap opera stick figures he's so eager to mock, and though Joy at least tries to break the standard biopic formula, it's only partially successful at reconstructing an interesting life."
The Hateful Eight (2015)
"The Hateful Eight is a movie about the worst aspects of human nature, which is why the film can't be quite described as "fun," at least in the traditional sense. But Tarantino isn't glorifying the ugliness; he's condemning it. "
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
"In the Heart of the Sea is a savage story of survival encased in Ron Howard amber - the gooey, dull coating of self-importance and respectability that typifies most of the pictures he has directed. "
Victor Frankenstein (2015)
"Although the mad doctor (played by James McAvoy) gets title billing, the star this time is his faithful assistant Igor (Daniel Radcliffe), a circus sideshow freak whose hump turns out to have been a really big zit (no, seriously). "
" With compassion, a touch of melancholy and a sense of wonder, Brooklyn reveals the profound truths in a simple, familiar story, ending on a note that's achingly bittersweet, no matter where you're from."
"Creed is formulaic and predictable, but it's also joyful and wise and tinged with lament, and it lands on the sweet spot between heartfelt art and mainstream entertainment too many Hollywood studios don't even try to hit."
"Spotlight doesn't wallow in the glory of old-media ethics or lament the ongoing death of newspapers, but the movie quietly celebrates the rigorous standards of journalism that are dissipating in this era of click-baiting and Twitter outrage. "
The Clan (El Clan) (2016)
Bridge of Spies (2015)
"Bridge of Spies has been described as a minor work from a major filmmaker, but the film is too personal to dismiss as a curiosity, and its overall theme blends right in with many of Spielberg's previous pictures."
Steve Jobs (2015)
The Martian (2015)
"The Martian does look like it was shot on Mars, even though the film's tone is suspiciously light and cheerful for Scott, who tends to thrive on a chillier, more dour habitat. But who can bemoan this great filmmaker a crowd-pleaser? "
"This is not the first movie about the war being waged across the U.S.-Mexico border over the drug trade, but it's the first film in which the aura of constant menace and threat lingers and follows you home."
The Walk (2015)
"The Walk has been made with the same genial spirit a judge used when he sentenced Petit to perform a free show for children in Central Park for his crime. This is a love letter to lunacy that lets you feel what it's like to tread where only gods dare."
Black Mass (2015)
"Black Mass struggles to find something new to say about organized crime and the loyalty between men. But the only thing the film manages to do is remind us we've seen all this stuff done before, and done better."
"The movie is slight and, at 75 minutes without end credits, barely qualifies as a feature-length film. But Tomlin is a wonder, the embodiment of a woman who isn't at all melancholy or remorseful as she slides into her golden years."
The Visit (2015)
Mistress America (2015)
A Walk In The Woods (2015)
"Too much of the breezy humor that made the book a delight is stripped away, replaced with predictable jokes and broad slapstick, sitcom-quality encounters with women and bears and a pushy, grating sentimentality. "
Marshland (La isla mínima) (2014)
Tom at the Farm (2015)
"Despite moments of intense suspense and glints of bizarre horror, Tom at the Farm is ultimately a psychological thriller - a movie about the secrets we sometimes try to bury deep inside us in order to deceive ourselves."
Fantastic Four (2015)
Irrational Man (2015)
Mr. Holmes (2015)
"You don't need to be a fan of British singer Amy Winehouse to be moved by the documentary Amy, a devastating examination of the deadly effect that celebrity culture, media and drugs can have on artists. "
Testament Of Youth (2015)
Flowers (Loreak) (2015)
The Wolfpack (2015)
"Whether they are dancing exuberantly to the cheesy 1980s pop hit Tarzan Boy or celebrating Halloween in their tiny living room, these kids figured out how to not only survive, but thrive. Sometimes, with a little luck and a lot of love, joy finds a way."
Magic Mike XXL (2015)