Magnus

Magnus

★★★★ Director: Benjamin Ree Year: 2016 Magnus Carlsen is absolutely fascinating and the fact we're witnessing someone bigger than Bobby Fisher rise was terrific. Amazing footage. > More Info

Lion

Lion

★★★★ Director: Garth Davis Year: 2016 Sunny Pawar's performance was incredible. Great film and more amazing true story. > More Info

Moonlight

Moonlight

★★★★★ Director: Barry Jenkins Year: 2016 I can't believe a film like this could ever be made and for that, I'm amazed and in awe. Incredible film and unexpected. Very ...

Fences

Fences

★★★★ Director: Denzel Washington Year: 2016 I didn't know what to expect. An incredible performance, definitely adapted from the stage. Very powerful and by the end, it all starts falling ...

Moana

Moana

★★★ Directors: Ron Clements, Don Hall Year: 2016 So what didn't work for me were the voice actors. Telling a Polynesian story, they should have used Polynesians to tell it, ...

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

★★★ Director: Tom Ford Year: 2016 This was a painful film to get through. It starts out heartbreaking and just brutal. Then it slowly develops. I thought Tom Ford's first ...

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Se

★★★ Director: Kenneth Lonergan Year: 2016 I was hoping for a bit more based on all of the buzz. Michelle Williams was terrific but the film is a major downer. ...

Patriot’s Day

Patriot’s Day

★★★ Director: Peter Berg Year: 2016 Very much a standard Peter Berg film of retelling real-life incidents. It's incredible how recent this was and how much I had forgotten. > More ...

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

★★★★ Director: Theodore Melfi Year: 2016 Definitely a mainstream, feel good movie like Apollo 13. Adversity and success. Janelle Monae's performance stood out to me most. > More Info

Arrival

Arrival

★★★ Director: Denis Villeneuve Year: 2016 Based on all of the reviews, I had such high expectations. It was beautifully done, but I was left wanting more. Maybe more answers. > ...

The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

The People v OJ Simp

★★★★ Creators: Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski Year: 2016 I didn't like the casting of Cuba Gooding Jr. as OJ. But Courtney Vance as Johnnie Cochran was incredible. I'm upset he ...

For the Love of Spock

For the Love of Spoc

★★★ Director: Adam Nimoy Year: 2016 I never watched Star Trek and this film was recommended to me. Fascinating look into Leonard Nimoy, I had no idea of the roles ...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wa

★★★★ Director: Gareth Edwards Year: 2016 I quite enjoyed Rogue One. Maybe because it explained the stupid Death Star design. Or maybe because it shows the galaxy as a diverse ...

La La Land

La La Land

★★★★ Director: Damien Chazelle Year: 2016 Beautifully done and a great homage to the Umbrellas of Cherbourg, one of my favorite films. > More Info

Narcos: Season 1

Narcos: Season 1

★★★★ Creators: Carlo Bernard, Chris Brancato, Doug Miro Year: 2015 Really well done series telling the side of Escobar I wasn't familiar with. > More Info

War Dogs

War Dogs

★★★★ Director: Todd Phillips Year: 2016 This was a very unexpected surprise. Really enjoyed it as much as Lord of War. Very insightful and shocking how recently it took place. > ...

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon

Drunk Stoned Brillia

★★ Director: Douglas Tirola Year: 2015 I expected more from this documentary. It was eye opening to see the roots but wanted more breadth in the story. It felt half ...

Snowden

Snowden

★★★★ Director: Oliver Stone Year: 2016   > More Info