The Big Picture (1989)
Son of Saul (2015)
Cemetery of Splendor (2016)
The 5th Wave (2016)
Mekong Hotel (2016)
The Finest Hours (2016)
The Benefactor (2016)
The Lady In The Van (2015)
All Mistakes Buried (2016)
Censored Voices (2015)
"There's a concerted effort to depoliticize the story... but the movie will find a warm welcome in the red states with its simpleminded tale of brave men doing the right thing while the government falters."
Band Of Robbers (2016)
The Emperor's New Clothes (2015)
The Revenant (2015)
The Big Short (2015)
Daddy's Home (2015)
"Will Smith gives an ingratiating performance as the comically egotistical but passionately idealistic doctor, and there's strong work from Alec Baldwin as a former NFL physician counseling Omalu and the ever-reliable David Morse as Webster."
The Hateful Eight (2015)
"This is Tarantino's bleakest and most violent film, but it's also his slowest, a meditation on vengeance and justice in America and possibly in his own movies. Why he needs three hours to draw no apparent conclusion is unclear."
Christmas, Again (2015)
"Crafted with affection and attentive to workaday rhythms, this first feature from writer-director Charles Poekel demonstrates an authentic feel for the neighborhood, where he himself once sold trees."
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
The Keeping Room (2015)
"Writer Julia Hart and director Daniel Barber develop the women's relationships at a careful, steady pace, giving them time to bond; this is essential since they must learn to trust and respect each other to survive."
"Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard contribute stiff, actorly performances, and director Justin Kurzel seems more concerned with getting the right squishy sound for a dagger thrust to the intestines than with any kind of thematic thrust. "
Stinking Heaven (2015)
"There's a horror film in here somewhere, with the creepy synth score and the recurrent close-ups of twisting, blemished faces, but Silver wisely demurs: the stench of spiritual decay is disturbing enough."
Don Verdean (2015)
"Sam Rockwell applies his usual deft touch to the title character, whose born-again ministry is founded on his dubious excavation of religious relics in Israel, but whose charlatanism serves a sincere and abiding faith."
"First-time director Naji Abu Nowar rehearsed his largely nonprofessional cast for almost a year before shooting began, and as the title character, Jacir Eid beautifully conveys a mix of emotions, from wonder to fear to determination."
The Danish Girl (2015)
"Riley gives a sensitive performance as the iconic stranger, but director Andreas Prochaska (a TV veteran who has edited some of Michael Haneke's work) shows less assurance with his film's relentlessly brooding tone."
The Wonders (2015)
Office (Hua li shang ban zu) (2015)
Movement And Location (2015)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
The Forbidden Room (2015)
"Anyone hoping the franchise might open out into new thematic territory will be disappointed; this is the same old ritual, from the amped-up training sequences to the climactic title fight with its absurd number of punches landed in every round."
The Armor Of Light (2015)
James White (2015)
"Abbott contributes a smart, soulful performance, but Nixon keeps threatening to walk away with the movie as the mother, who can't get enough of life and whose physical decay is colored by rage, defiance, and terror."
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
"Brian Helgeland, following up on his impressive Jackie Robinson biopic 42, never seems quite at home in old Blighty, but he delivers a thorough, nicely paced treatment of the brothers' rise and fall."
Victor Frankenstein (2015)