If the film didn't fall apart completely regarding rhythm, The Dinner would make for the type of compelling adult dramas that are rarely seen in cineplexes anymore.
There is a great deal of promise on display in the mixed effort that is 'Buster's Mal Heart'
The narrative of Salt and Fire, beyond the oddly enchanting musings of Michael Shannon, adds little in the way of compelling material.
Dan Stevens gives a tour de force performance in 'The Ticket'
Song to Song won't convert anyone who isn't already charmed by Terrence Malick's late-period offerings, but there are more bursts of creativity here than previous entries.
'The Last Laugh' is a specific case-study of linking tragedy with humor.
'The Great Wall' wants to tell a story that crosses all cultural divides, yet trivializes the contributions of the non-American cast
If Everlasting succeeds in any regard, it will make viewers feel fortunate to know that nothing else released this year could be harder to sit through
'The Founder' has the same filler as every bio-pic about a complicated man, but Michael Keaton relishes, pun-intended, every opportunity to steal the show.
Fewer genre trappings may keep La La Land from being a great musical, but, as a cynical response to the cost of ambition, the film stands on its own merit.
Though overstuffed, '20th Century Women' creates a microscope slide of a time and place not unlike our own.
'Fences is an opportunity to watch two of the greatest actors ever spar with the tenacity of a heavyweight championship on the line.