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Passengers
Passengers (2016)
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Stupid? Maybe a little. Also, acting apparently isn't a craft that has thrived in the interstellar future: the most effective parts seem to arrive only when the actors aren't actually on screen. Although "Passengers" has its problems and doesn't quite deliver on the social and ethical issues it attempts to drive, the film has spectacular visual effects and is a real thrill ride.

Loving
Loving (2016)
9 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Nicely acted and directed, "Loving" tells the story of one of the biggest civil rights cases in U.S. history -- with hardly any reference to the courtroom story itself. "Loving" is about the people involved, the injustice they faced, and their often quiet determination to stand up for the ones they love. What it may lack in drama it makes up for in heart.

Allied
Allied (2016)
13 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

If all their spies were this deadly boring, the Germans might have won WWII.

Moonlight
Moonlight (2016)
22 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

"Moonlight" is captivating, poignant, disturbing, ugly, beautiful -- and most of all, "Moonlight" is radiant. With excellent acting and superb directing, "Moonlight" tells a tale of human identity emerging from a world steeped in vulnerability, fear, isolation and the cycles of abuse visited most harshly upon oppressed communities. It's is a thoughtful work of art well worth seeing.

Tale of Tales (Il racconto dei racconti)
23 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Set in a beautifully lurid world of magic and eccentricity, with sumptuous costumes, lavish hair and beguiling makeup (and even some nice acting), "Tale of Tales" is much more a visual entertainment than a tale. The story is a bizarre stream of consciousness seemingly designed for the sole purpose of exhibiting the next grotesque vision of an otherwise capable director. All the stars I awarded are for style and technical execution -- certainly not for storytelling.