Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
The BFG (2016)
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
" 'The Purge: Election Year' is a feature about extremism - political and religious - carried to its farthest, well, extremes. The NFFA followers who support the Purge see it as a cleansing of the country and treat it as a religious experience. ..."
Swiss Army Man (2016)
Free State of Jones (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
" 'Dory' ... works on multiple levels: It's a fun-filled animated feature that will please and entertain children and ... parents, while it also examines how parents protect, encourage and love offspring with special needs. ... "
Dark Horse (2016)
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
The Lobster (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
The Meddler (2016)
Money Monster (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
"How the emotional dynamics of the schism impacts the characters is what elevates "Civil War." These are friends and comrades forced to fight for their beliefs. Each blow they inflict on each other is as painful to them as it is to their opponent."
Miles Ahead (2016)
"As in most biopics, "Miles Ahead" blurs the line between fact and fiction. Does it matter? Davis purists and aficionados may be upset or offended, but for the casual music lover who knows Davis only by name or reputation, the film should prove satisfying."
The Jungle Book (2016)
The Boss (2016)
"From its superfluous opening ... to its clichéd final scene, "BvS" fails to ignite an emotional response - except, perhaps, dissatisfaction. It is unrelentingly grim and oppressive, sucking all the air out of the theater."
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
"The cleverness of "10 Cloverfield Lane" is that it continually keeps the audience guessing, offering crumbs of hints, but never revealing its hand - at least for the first 95 of its 105-minute run time."
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
"The movie seems to lack a solid point of view; it basically offers a series of vignettes without any unifying theme or common thread - except that these adrenaline junkies in a foreign land drink and screw around a lot. ..."
London Has Fallen (2016)
Eddie The Eagle (2016)
The Witch (2016)
" 'The Witch' holds your attention as (Robert) Eggers, in his (directorial) debut, creates a stifling atmosphere of tension, anticipation and jolts. You wait for the other shoe to drop as occurrences slowly grow more and more unsettling."
The Lady In The Van (2015)
Where to Invade Next (2016)
Son of Saul (2015)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
45 Years (2015)
The Finest Hours (2016)
"Throughout the film, (Michael) Bay seems to display anger and frustration with an antiquated U.S. foreign policy that fails to realize that the old ways of operating do not apply in a changing world rife with religious and national radicalism."
The Revenant (2015)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
" 'Concussion' may make you think twice about letting your child participate in football. It also may change the way you view the professional gladiators who, it now seems, put their lives at risk to entertain and thrill us."
"It's not the story so much that is striking as Haynes' re-creation of the era. And it is not just in costumes and sets; it's the way he uses his camera to capture knowing glances, furtive looks, gestures and silences that speak volumes."
The Big Short (2015)
"While "Legend" definitely has its drawbacks, you basically overlook or ignore them because of Hardy. His characterizations are superb, showing the contradictions and nuances of brotherly sociopaths who are laws unto themselves."
" 'The Force Awakens,' written by Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt, offers enough salutes and nods to the original trilogy to please those fans, while introducing interesting and likable characters that will entice new followers to the series."
"Despite some jokes falling flat, "Sisters" is nearly nonstop laughter that makes you hope for more pairings of Fey and Poehler, and perhaps a stronger script that could really take advantage of their comic personalities."
The Danish Girl (2015)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)