Filmmaker Jim Jarmusch illustrates the poetic nature of even the most mundane of lives in the spellbinding Paterson.
Newt Scamander does not have the charm or gravitas of Harry Potter, but Fantastic Beasts still proves to be an enthralling experience.
Director Mike Mills delivers 2016's most satisfying blend of true-life drama and comedy with the help of a pitch-perfect cast in 20th Century Women.
Robert De Niro stars as an aging comedy legend trying to get back on his feet in the admirable but slightly uneven The Comedian.
Director Tim Sutton's drama inspired by the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings is a beautifully-shot film devoid of any cohesive story.
A story about courage and perseverance against impossible odds, Miles Teller delivers a powerhouse performance in Bleed For This.
Amy Adams gets linguistic with a group of aliens in Arrival, an immediate Best Picture contender as awards season heats up.
A24's latest horror movie The Monster will scratch the itch for those looking for a scary movie with substance.
Director Denis Villenueve has made the anti-Independence Day with Arrival. Amy Adams delivers a bravura performance.
Director Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield both deserve Oscars for their enthralling true-life war drama Hacksaw Ridge.
Marvel Studios raises its own bar with Doctor Strange, a rousing adventure with stunning visual effects and a perfect Benedict Cumberbatch.
Ron Howard's Inferno is an entirely illogical thriller that at no point managed to hold my interest, the worst of the Da Vinci Code sequels.
In a Valley of Violence is steeped in classic archetypes, with fantastic performances from Taissa Farmiga and John Travolta.
Ben Affleck's gun-toting CPA is painfully boring in The Accountant, lugging through a labyrinthine plot that is too obvious.
From Director Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden is a sumptuously artistic tale, exquisitely shot, that will leave you breathless.
In a time when race relations have become the hot button subject in an election year, The Birth of a Nation is a timely reminder of a deplorable shared history.
The Girl on the Train is a sensual ride worth taking, and features an outstanding Emily Blunt.
From the director of Napoleon Dynamite, Masterminds plays like a weak SNL sketch that goes on for a very long 90 minutes.
Pierce Brosnan has more than a few network issues in the techno-thriller I.T., delivering a parable for the modern age.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a delightfully sinister fantasy from Tim Burton, but it looses steam near the end.
Director Peter Berg captures hell with technical precision in Deepwater Horizon, reminding us of the heavy price paid in blood and tears.
The raw, leading man star power of Denzel Washington provides a mighty lift when needed in the otherwise underwhelming Magnificent Seven remake.
Lionsagate and horror director Adam Wingard have unleashed their secret, terrifying and excellent Blair Witch sequel.
Snowden never views Edward Snowden in any critical light, telling his story only the way Oliver Stone wants it to be told.
Renee Zellweger returns in top form for her third outing as a singleton trying to deal with an unexpected pregnancy in Bridet Jones's Baby.
Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Miracle on the Hudson has its moments, but Sully never quite reach the stratosphere.
Director Derek Cianfrance fails with The Light Between Oceans, as every minute of the movie weighs heavily upon the audience.
Director Luke Scott's artificial intelligence based sci-fi thriller Morgan just barely misses the mark.
Director Luke Scott's Morgan is a very forgettable sci-fi thriller that fails to achieve the highs of last year's Ex-Machina.
Craig Robinson headlines a cast full of young newcomers in Morris From Americ, which tells an excellent, fresh story.
Director Fede Alvarez has crafted a unique, very tense follow up to his 2013 Evil Dead remake.
Paramount's remake of Ben-Hur stands on its own as a decent film, assuring that Charlton Heston is not spinning in his grave.
Director Timur Bekmambetov and his cast offer an admirably unique take on the iconic Ben-Hur story that still falls short in many ways.
Director Todd Phillips marries his comedic sensibilities with a compelling true story in the great War Dogs.
Laika Studios are back in superb form with Kubo and the Two Strings, though this animated adventure falters in getting through its final half.
Seth Rogen and his team break new ground, which is sure to offend some and win over many others.
Disney's update of Pete's Dragon isn't nearly as whimsical as the original, but stands on its own with heart and meaning.
Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and their usual crew have created an unusual carnival of food carnage that borders on being utterly brilliant.
Suicide Squad never tries to be anything more than the cool whip on top of the sundae, a kicks and giggles take on the DC universe.
Director David Ayer's all-star team of super villains can't quite be redeemed as they set out to save the DC movie universe this summer.