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Holly Hunter (left) and Nicolas Cage star in "Raising Arizona," a 1987 film directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen.

Class of 1987: ‘Raising Arizona’

Hardly a lark, “Raising Arizona” is a story of loneliness, love, legacy and regret while remaining the Coens' most poignant, humane and hilarious work yet.
Matthew McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a washed-up gold prospector who stumbles into a billion-dollar deal, in "Gold," a 2016 comedy-drama from The Weinstein Company.

Gold

In the wake of searing party's-over socioeconomic satires like "The Wolf of Wall Street" or "The Big Short," "Gold" feels more like a bronze.

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone star in "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," a 2017 Revolution Studios / Paramount Pictures film.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Both the worst of the series and difficult to really begrudge, "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" is what passes for January action-movie alchemy.
Nicolas Cage stars as Eddie King, an unhinged criminal, in "Arsenal," a 2017 Lionsgate release.

Arsenal

Nicolas Cage's unexpected revival of one of his campiest characters elevates, however slightly, an otherwise unremarkable VOD disaster.

Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in "Hidden Figures," a 20th Century Fox release.

Hidden Figures

"Hidden Figures" earns its inspiration by understanding the hard-fought ways in which cultural perseverance factors into equations larger than any of us.
Mitch Henessey (Samuel L. Jackson) and Charly Baltimore (Geena Davis) try to take down evil government rogues in "The Long Kiss Goodnight," Renny Harlin's 1996 action-thriller distributed by New Line Cinema.

Class of 1996: ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’ / ‘Broken Arrow’

It's been one helluva year. So let's just talk about some great 1996 explosions, OK?

Natalie Portman portrays Jacqueline Kennedy in "Jackie," a 2016 Fox Searchlight Pictures release directed by Pablo Larraín.

Jackie

The best Kennedy film in 25 years fuels no conspiratorial fires but suggests our collective complicit collusion in stoking embers of the "rosy" Camelot era.
Flamboyant German pig Gunter (voiced by Nick Kroll) lets loose on Lady Gaga in "Sing," a 2016 Illumination Entertainment release.

Sing

“Sing” is sure to get kids shimmying and singing along. The adults rounding them up will recognize stage fright when it comes to the movie singing its own tune.