War for the Planet of the Apes
Matt Reeves’ stunner climbs to new heights, not just technically but emotionally,
assuring this as not just one of the year’s most ambitious, but powerful entertainments...
The Big Sick
Hating on this sweetheart of a rom-com must be the cinematic equivalent of kicking a puppy...
Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman is so super, you could
almost forget how important it is. But I hope you don’t...
The Women's Balcony
This dramatic comedy may be very specific to an Orthodox Jerusalem community,
but its repercussions are both universal and very, very timely...
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Charlie Hunnam may play the title role, but this is very much Guy Ritchie’s movie.
Oren Moverman gives us a lot to chew on in this adaptation
of the Herman Koch bestselling morality tale. At times,he
serves up too much. Others, mystifyingly, not enough...
Pro tip: do not name your movie ‘Unforgettable’. People, you’re making this much too easy.
The Lost City of Z
James Gray’s adaptation of British explorer Percival Fawcett’s
remarkable true story is almost as romantic as it gets...
Going in Style
This remake is kind of like the Sweet N Low of old guy caper movies:
not exactly the real thing, but sweet enough to get the job done...
Beauty and the Beast
This Beauty’s got such great bone structure, she’s
pretty great even with a new blemish or two...
Kong: Skull Island
There are monsters among us. And if what you’re looking for is eye popping, easily
digestible escapism, you might be perfectly fine with these oh so cinematic hairy beasts...
Well, they are sure sending Wolverine out in style. And a big, oozing blaze of glory.
I love this movie. Sure, I had a great time watching it, Jordan Peele’s mash up of comic horror and social satire...
As You Are
Miles Joris Peyrafitte makes an auspicious filmmaking
debut with this gritty and compelling coming of ager...
The Space Between Us
It’s been a long time since I have seen a movie this
confounding. What in the hell is happening here?
A Dog’s Purpose
Adorable puppies, wholesome messages, no swear words. Oh, and dogs dying. But they come back!
You’ll probably know from those words alone if this one is for you. Or not...
We may catch the glint of a wanna-be grand scheme here,
but this one turns out to be, sadly, only gold-plated...
Maybe it’s not saying much to note this is M. Night Shyamalan’s best film in years; what
really seals the hey-this-is-good deal here is James McAvoy, who elevates this horror handily...
Talk about auspicious timing.
This gloriously entertaining slice of American history will make you want to
stand up and cheer. In many ways, it is just the movie we need right now...
Why Him? Why this?
This third Wahlberg/Berg salute to American heroes is as
purposeful, effective and unnerving as it should be.
La La Land
More than just a thoroughly modern musical, Damien
Chazelle’s love story leaves us walking, well, dancing on air...
Pablo Larrain taps into a challenging and intriguing
perspective on the traditional White House bio-pic..
This sentimental romance may not break your
heart, but it sure is very easy on the eye...
Jessica Chastain’s ferocious star turn is the fascinating and stabilizing
factor in this promising, but ultimately wobbly political thriller...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
This eye-popper gets the new franchise
off to a magical enough start...
Manchester By The Sea
This movie is a miracle: a stunningly intimate masterwork
that wrenches, but still leaves the heart brimming...
Elegant and ambitious, this sci-fi mystery is designed to take
on life’s biggest questions in the most intimate way...
While very much an origins flick, this ambitious kickoff is
also, happily, a movie that wows while it makes us wonder...
Rarely has a film of such historical importance felt so vivid and relatable.
Keeping Up With the Joneses
Desperate for a good laugh? This, unfortunately, isn’t it.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Explosions, guns and oh yeah, Cobie Smulders in a bra.
This achingly beautiful coming of ager
leaves its mark on both heart and soul...
Yes, I pretty much followed along with the mess-with-the numbers
story of this accountant, a math genius with Asperger’s Syndrome...
The Girl on the Train
Emily Blunt’s outstanding lead performance, which is
so good, you almost think she’s in another movie...
Deep Water Horizon
Peter Berg’s rugged version of the worst environmental disaster in
American history is very effective. So why did I feel so guilty enjoying it?
Bridget Jones’s Baby
This is the movie equivalent of meeting an old
friend you haven’t seen in a long time for brunch...
You used to be able to count on Oliver Stone for a good shot or two of cinematic adrenaline.
Clint Eastwood’s heart pounding recreation of the Miracle on the Hudson
is only one of the rewards of this earnest, slyly emotional biography...
This buddy/action/adventure/comedy/based on true story movie tells aninteresting
enough tale. But, oh, if it only had the guts of its no-good heroes...
This “secret life of groceries”, like so many other Seth Rogen movies, is a
congenial mess of the outrageously funny and the bong-induced lazy drags...
Hell or High Water
Not everything is what it seems in this deceptively simple story.
Florence Foster Jenkins
The fact that it is no surprise Meryl Streep delivers a virtuoso performance
here shouldn’t deny us the sheer joy of watching her do it...
Please let the record show I actually kind of dug the first 20
minutes of so. It was the rest of this movie that did me in...
Opening in Wide Release
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Pirates of the Carribean:Dead Men Tell No Tales
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Born in China
The Fate of the Furious
Spark: A Space Tail
The Lost City of Z
Beauty and the Beast
Before I Fall
The Great Wall
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