"This world and the otherworldly embrace in riotous fashion as the wedding party grows more degenerate and destructive through the night. [D]ark seethes into the greater dark. The ordinary will get you, because the extraordinary is directly beneath it. "
Hooligan Sparrow (2016)
"The shards of surveillance of secret police, of intimidation by plainclothes operatives and the sheer oppressive weight meant to crush resistance are equally horrifying, and captured with kaleidoscopic perseverance. "
Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)
Little Men (2016)
"Questions like, "what is family?" and "what is money?" are dramatized with delicate, elusive craft through the handiwork of craftspeople doing what they do best... lovely and hopeful, but shattering."
Mia Madre (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
Morris from America (2016)
My King (Mon roi) (2016)
"They're fiery, they're pretty, they're madcap, they're awfully annoying. Lelouch for the twenty-first century, for all the good and bad that it suggests, way up close and always in your face, just call it "A Man And A Woman And Maïwenn." "
Hell or High Water (2016)
Lace Crater (2016)
"Atkins' modest means bely ambitious notions about the haunted self, drawing not only from the lo-fi snapshots of early comedies by Bujalski and Swanberg but, yes, even the psychological horror of Polanski. "
For the Plasma (2014)
Suicide Squad (2016)
Black Girl (La noire de...) (1966)
The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016)
Café Society (2016)
Director's Cut (2016)
A Touch of Zen (1969)
Swiss Army Man (2016)
"References to Jurassic Park, E. T. and Superman don't elevate the conceit of life after death after death to resonant cultural myth, or deliver on its incessant nattering about masculine insecurity."
Neon Bull (Boi Neon) (2016)
The BFG (2016)
"Small, smart girls may justifiably love The BFG. And boys? There's always the Rube Goldberg-esque scene in the Palace where fizzy farts burst free from all assembled, from giants to Queens, to the strains of a squad of bagpipers. "
The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)
Three (Saam Yan Hang) (2016)
The Neon Demon (2016)
"Minimalism and maximalism, a languorous rush of images and wall of music hangered onto a fairytale of an underage girl who arrives in LA in hope of becoming a model and then falls in with a perverse raft of archetypes atop waves of deep crimson imagery."
The Wait (L'attesa) (2016)
"for those who study its surfaces, there is breath and wind and wonder in its Sicilian settings and its human shape atop its blunt Christian symbolism. And across Binoche's features, there is life and time itself. "
De Palma (2016)
Eva Hesse (2016)
"Moving, incisive... chronicles the short life and decade-long career of the German-American sculptor and denizen of the 1960s art world with impressive command of both the scene Hesse found herself in, as well as the methods that led to [her] artwork."
Blue Velvet (1986)
"Filth alternates with finery and the attractions are not limited to sea monsters, albino twins, bloody hearts, dragons, ogres, lechers, necromancers and monstrous, steak-eating fleas. It's an eyeful, but not a mind full."
Take Me To The River (2016)
Sunset Song (2016)
"Davies' spare, uncluttered frames and decors command the eye, and then we are overcome by the rhapsodies of his inspired setpieces which are, as in all his films, bravura moments where his camera finds its own way into the world. "
"Pleasingly colorful assay, made with permission but pretty much free of puffery, of the lengthy career of seventy-eight-year-old English creative force David Hockney, son of Bradford, man of Los Angeles, purveyor of Polaroids, brusher of iPads. "
A Brighter Summer Day (2011)
"Politics and movies and fathers and sons and mothers and daughters and first love and scorching, insensate first jealousy... almost hallucinatory violence that feels like Greek tragedy and Proust and Shakespeare and electric shadows."
Love & Friendship (2016)
"An onrushing delight, captured in bright and creamy light... a vessel for Kate Beckinsale's liquid lashings of the tongue, but Lady Susan is of no time, and of this time, and the most modern of characters, as in [Stillman's] earlier near-period pieces."
The Lobster (2016)
"Deadpan allegory without a single straight answer... Lanthimos remains one of world cinema's prime proponents of The Weird... The moments of tenderness and weirdness are the movie's highest, most Buñuelesque highs."
"Ewing and Grady's brisk, modest [doc] escapes by a whisker the whiff of hagiography in its portrait of the 94-year-old television writer and political activist: in the case of such a loquacious while opaque character, we can take the good with the good. "
Money Monster (2016)
" Verbally snappy, ticking-clock, balls-in-the-air near-real-time hostage thriller-media satire... compact and expansive, breezy and bitter... a head-rush of twists and turns, behavioral asides. explicit, angry political exchanges and deeply dark passages."