X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Maggie's Plan (2016)
"The story grows emotionally muddled after Miller leaps ahead three years: now the two lovers are unhappily married parents, and the Gerwig character, for motives unclear to us and possibly herself, contrives to reunite her husband with his ex-wife."
Take Me To The River (2016)
We Monsters (Wir Monster) (2015)
The Lobster (2016)
"Lanthimos forgoes easy sentiments about the transformative power of love; this may turn off some viewers, but there's a certain liberation and even some relief in knowing that societal pressure to settle down can be just as cruel as loneliness. "
The Nice Guys (2016)
"Because this is set in Los Angeles in the 1970s, we're supposed to think back to Chinatown and The Long Goodbye and excuse the opaque plot, around which Black's eccentric gags float like seasoned croutons in bland soup. "
Money Monster (2016)
"With all the ranting about a "rigged" financial system, the movie certainly captures the zeitgeist, but it' so overloaded with action-movie tropes and tech-based plot contrivances that it begins to feel a little silly. "
The Lobster (2016)
"Lanthimos works the premise assiduously, especially after the Farrell character escapes and joins a band of rebel singles in the woods, and though the story slows to a crawl near the end, the poker-faced dramatization of a warped world is compelling."
Men & Chicken (Mænd & høns) (2016)
"Occasionally rib tickling but more often gut churning, this turns largely on the spectacle of Mikkelsen, a respected dramatic actor and a Bond villain no less, being cast as a furiously dyspeptic nerd who keeps running off somewhere to masturbate."
Love & Friendship (2016)
My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) (2016)
Last Days In The Desert (2016)
Dark Horse (2016)
Mother's Day (2016)
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016)
The Damned (Les maudits) (1947)
"Clément conjures up some good suspense sequences as the doctor hatches a plan to escape in an inflatable dinghy, though what really powers the story is the director's icy contempt for his ship of fools."
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
"The players salvage this thing with their acting and awesome thighs, and the fun really kicks in when Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) join the squabble in an exhilarating airport sequence."
"Should appeal to precocious children... Adults may find it as derivative and simplistic as the steampunk aesthetic to which it's indebted, but for a gateway to more resonant cinema and literature, you could do worse."
The Pillow Book (1997)
11 Minutes (11 Minut) (2016)
Elvis & Nixon (2016)
"The spectacle of Presley visiting Nixon's buttoned-down White House in his jeweled sunglasses, silk scarf, open shirt, and giant gold belt is inherently farcical, but Elvis & Nixon might have delivered more than dumb laughs."
The First Monday in May (2016)
The Meddler (2016)
"Striking moments are overtaken by the fruit-juice mediocrity of everything else, particularly a connecting narrative about a cabdriver who insists on telling all his riders about the woman who got away. "
Midnight Special (2016)
Sign o' the Times (1987)
"Deftly and seamlessly integrating live performances in Antwerp and Rotterdam with thematically related interludes shot in his Minneapolis studio, Prince's 1987 concert film starts fairly effectively and builds steadily from there."
Purple Rain (1984)
"Prince's 1984 movie debut seems more like his deification, with an aggressively stupid plot line that serves only to set him up as a paragon of artistic integrity, sexual prowess, and superhuman sensitivity."
Too Late (2016)
"A stylized blend of classic film noir and New Hollywood pulp, this remarkable debut feature may grate on mainstream viewers with its affected drama and offbeat pacing, but cinephiles will be charmed."
Sing Street (2016)
The Invitation (2016)
A Hologram for the King (2016)
Green Room (2016)
"The characters are picked off in predictable order, and a neo-Nazi angle leads to a dead end. Patrick Stewart is miscast as the skinheads' leader, his theatricality clashing with the other actors' realism. "