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Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
1 day ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The battle scenes in "Hacksaw Ridge" are among the most violent captured on film thanks to Mel Gibson provide us a cinematic spectacle.

The BFG
The BFG (2016)
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The magic and fantasy makes Roald Dahl's big softie completely believable in Steven Spielberg's winning adaptation.

Arrival
Arrival (2016)
13 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Like many other Denis Villeneuve films that require collective thought, Arrival is an antithesis of this year overblown Independence Day sequel while this movie is more like subdued dramatic take on humanity's first contact with alien life.

Thematically Arrival is based on eternal recurrence and Eric Heisserer's script omits some of the more complex notions in Ted Chiang's short story, The Story of Your Life, that big-budget sci-fi of ideas like this is so rare that what survives the transition is plenty. Although the concept is clearly not new and working from Steven Spielberg's template rather than forging his own, Villeneuve develops a clear and resonant conflict between those who want to study the creatures for knowledge's sake and those whose main concern is a potential alien invasion - or, just as bad, whatever advantage working with the aliens might give another of Earth's military powers.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
14 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

David Yates, returns after last four Harry Potter films and explore J.K. Rowling's imagination-tickling fantasy adventure mould for their 20-something fans. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them suffers plot inconsistency somewhere in the middle pack too much mythology to setup for the next 4 movie in the franchise.

Hell or High Water
17 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Together with Mackenzie's direction and Giles Nuttgens's cinematography tell a tale of brotherhood and family that takes in the harsh beauty of the land, the elusive nature of right and wrong and there is a great original western soundtrack music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis. It's an action-thriller with punch; Bridges gives the characterisation ballast and heft and Pine and Foster bring a new, grizzled maturity to their performances.