Salt Lake Tribune
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
Life, Animated (2016)
Café Society (2016)
"The legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro beautifully captures the sunny glamour of old Hollywood and the gilt-edged gaudiness of New York clubs, while Allen populates those glittering worlds with a cast that seems born to them. "
Roseanne for President! (2016)
Bad Moms (2016)
"Aiming to be offensive but just missing, Bad Moms enforces an unfair double standard for raunchy R-rated comedies -- in which women have to justify antics that guys can perpetrate without an uplifting finale. "
Jason Bourne (2016)
Lights Out (2016)
"If your conservative uncle's forwarded emails were a movie, they would be Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, a dull grab-bag of stale talking points and wildly revisionist history. "
Captain Fantastic (2016)
"I's the kids and their perfectly calibrated chemistry, with each other and with Mortensen, that bring the heart and soul to Captain Fantastic. They come off looking like a real, if giddily offbeat, family from the first moment to the last. "
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Zero Days (2016)
"StuxNet may have worked to slow down Iran's nuclear ambitions, but it also opened up a Pandora's Box of issues about how cyberwarfare is conducted, issues that can't be debated because of the terrifying secrecy around them. "
"Whether you find the documentary Gurukulam meditative or just boring will likely depend on how you feel about the Indian guru at its center, so you get out of the movie only what you take with you. "
The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)
"Na takes his sweet time, more than 2 1/2 hours, to build to his shattering climax -- and yet not a minute of it feels wasted or superfluous. By the end of The Wailing, the audience knows it has been taken on a dark and twisted ride. "
The Infiltrator (2016)
Vice Principals: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
"This Ghostbusters isn't going to ruin anyone's childhood. Quite the opposite. A new generation of kids -- girls included this time -- are about to learn that busting ghosts is the best job in the world. "
"Home, as they say, is where the heart is -- and for celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the fascinating, globe-spanning family of musicians he has gathered to form the Silk Road Ensemble, home is where music is being made and shared. "
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
"Apart from a few funny sight gags and some good comic performances (including Jenny Slate as a love-struck puffball and Dana Carvey as an old hound dog), this copycat movie doesn't know any new tricks. "
The Night Of: Miniseries (TV, 2016)
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
The BFG (2016)
"Spielberg balances Dahl's humorous whimsy with the melancholy of two lonely souls -- Sophie and her giant -- finding each other in the wee small hours. The result is that rare thing, a children's fable that can touch the child in everyone. "
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Our Kind of Traitor (2016)
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Roadies: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
The Shallows (2016)
"Director Jaume Collet-Serra and screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski build the tension steadily until they throw the kitchen sink at the screen in a frenetic, silly ending that spoils what had been an entertaining nail-biter. "
Free State of Jones (2016)
"In the film's second half, as the war ends and Reconstruction begins, the narrative flow falls apart as Ross resorts to title-card historical markers and a 1940s subplot involving one of Knight's descendants. "
The Neon Demon (2016)
American Gothic: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
"American Gothic is like one of those somewhat trashy-but-engaging murder-mystery novels you take with you on summer vacation. It's not going to win awards, but you can just immerse yourself in it and have fun. "
"Skousen and Coon, who worked in various capacities on the no-budget Napoleon Dynamite, have an obvious empathy for these do-it-yourself film fanatics, and that cinephilia pours out of this warm-hearted movie. "
Central Intelligence (2016)
Dark Horse (2016)
"The story told in the documentary Dark Horse is the sort that a Hollywood executive would sell his mother to tell: an inspirational sports story, loaded with eccentric characters, dramatic twists and a rousing, emotional trajectory. "
Uncle Buck: Season 1 (TV, 2015)
BrainDead: Season 1 (TV, 2016)
"Alas, even with Jones' occasional flashes of visual wonder, the story is a dull hodgepodge of fantasy elements familiar to readers of J.R.R. Tolkien, George R.R. Martin and authors who don't have extraneous middle initials. "
"Beautifully shot by John Pope, the story is sometimes caught in an endless loop of despair, but Mokhnenko's tough-love optimism for the orphans, and for a country caught up in war and rebellion, shines through. "
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Maggie's Plan (2016)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)