Sight and Sound
"Silence is Scorsese's most expansive historical canvas, but in the tightness with which it plots these torturing relationships that might lead to enlightenment it is his most hermetic, secretively enclosed."
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
O.J.: Made in America (2016)
"O.J.: Made in America will surely prove the definitive record of one exceptional African-American's spectacular rise and fall, a graphic illustration of how race, injustice and the pursuit of celebrity collided at the tail-end of the 20th century."
Life, Animated (2016)
Certain Women (2016)
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Fear, Inc. (2016)
"this meta-horror... nails the contradictory mindset of the horror viewer, while hilariously double-, triple- and quadruple-bluffing the reality effects that lovers of scary movies crave to give their horror 'edge'. "
"...plenty of bone-crunching biffo & bloody gunplay, but also allegory of Indonesia's troubled quest for a new identity as it still emerges from decades of oppressive 'parenting' under dictatorial president (& 'Father of Development') Suharto."
Bed of the Dead (2016)
Doctor Strange (2016)
I, Daniel Blake (2016)
American Honey (2016)
A Dark Song (2016)
The Eyes of My Mother (2016)
"Pesce's colourless presentation and elliptical editing offer a blinkered perspective on events which replicates both the protagonist's ocular obsessions and the mutual incomprehension of Francisca and those she encounters. "
I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)
Without Name (2016)
"Through disorienting pull focuses & the hallucinatory play of light & shadow on tree trunks, Lorcan conjures the suggestion of a pagan presence in this eerily numinous maze of branches, & lets the viewer, along with Eric, become lost in the woods. "
Swiss Army Man (2016)
"The richest wellspring of surprise is Daniel Radcliffe's performance as Hank's corpse-companion Manny, combining as it does inspired flesh-and-blood physical comedy with special-effects-enhanced superpowers."
Into the Inferno (2016)
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
"[Morris'] film makes for a fittingly positive monument to [Dorfman's] often overlooked and under-appreciated work, but this intimate conversation and reflection also allows him to also do so much more."
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
The Clan (El Clan) (2016)
"The inclusion of archival footage of Alfonsín and General Galtieri is not only part of Trapero's attention to period detail but also serves to contextualise the film within a wider culture of memory politics."
"Perhaps best known previously for starring in and co-writing director Ben Wheatley's killer caravanning comedy Sightseers, Alice Lowe births her own blackly comic gem with this assured and accomplished feature debut."
La La Land (2016)
The Cinema Travellers (2016)
Free Fire (2017)
A United Kingdom (2017)
"A high-stakes romantic melodrama of this nature won't be to everyone's tastes -- its 'feelgood' freeze-frame ending is predictably saccharine. Yet, Asante's take on the genre still offers a few subtle twists."
Hell or High Water (2016)
One More Time With Feeling (2016)
Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016)