Howards End (1992)
Black Sunday (1977)
"Many of the quips in the slangy, metaphorical dialogue seem to lose their bite in translation. But the kooky sound design, the supple direction, and the thugs' rubber-faced reactions generate plenty of chuckles on their own."
My King (Mon roi) (2016)
"For some reason Maïwenn has decided to frame all this with a baldly metaphorical sequence in which the attorney, newly single again, wipes out in a skiing accident and mulls over the past as she learns to walk again at a posh rehabilitation center."
Jason Bourne (2016)
"Much of Jason Bourne consists of grim action set pieces interspersed with long sequences of people sitting in front of computer screens. Somehow the movie is simultaneously frenetic and static, going nowhere really, really fast."
War Dogs (2016)
"The screenplay is admirably specific in explaining how the Bush administration's procurement bureaucracy... led to epic abuse. But Phillips, taken with the seriousness of his task, can't seem to find a sharp angle on the material."
Down By Love (Éperdument) (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Sausage Party (2016)
"Rogen and his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg dreamed up the story with actor Jonah Hill, and though it might sound like a critique of religion, they opt instead for a lowbrow, sporadically funny celebration of hedonism."
Nine Lives (2016)
The Kind Words (2016)
Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can) (2015)
Down There (Là-bas) (2006)
"This beautifully photographed but slow-moving thriller dramatizes the events of Operation Anthropoid, the British military mission in which members of the Czech resistance were recruited to assassinate high-ranking Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich."
Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
The Seventh Fire (2016)
Roseanne for President! (2016)
Private Property (1960)
"As Gleason's physical condition worsens, the documentary becomes a harrowing study in marital devotion, capturing him and his loyal wife, Michel Varisco, in a series of increasingly bleak moments together."
Bad Moms (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
"Koreeda allows the action to unfold gradually, and plum wine isn't the only food metaphor enriching his tale. Each meal seems like an invitation for the sisters to learn more about each other or to be reminded-for good or ill-of their parents."
For the Plasma (2014)
The Fits (2016)
"[Holmer] and cinematographer Paul Yee infuse the community center, in and around which the entire film takes place, with elements of magical realism to accentuate the protagonist's passage from childhood into adolescence."
"Set in Scandinavia and featuring a sullen male protagonist, it's violent, hard-boiled, and psychologically disturbing. Its antihero, a clench-jawed police detective, also embodies a belief that individual goodness might be enough to prevail."
Right Now, Wrong Then (2016)
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
The Other Side (Louisiana) (2016)
Café Society (2016)
Lights Out (2016)
The Witness (2016)
The Blackout Experiments (2016)
"The participants provide plenty of heavy breathing about the darkness within, though when the mysterious organizers, a couple of young theater types, finally sit for an on-camera interview, their idea of what it's all about seems pretty vague."
"The best story involves Danny DeVito as a screenwriting teacher, which allows Solondz, an adjunct professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, to vent his spleen at the ignorance and arrogance of his students. "
Captain Fantastic (2016)
Lucha Mexico (2016)
The Infiltrator (2016)