Christopher Nolan's taut, effective war epic sprawls in scope but not length, focusing on the concept of heroism rather than just individual heroes.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

A thrilling continuation of the "Star Wars" saga that creates a new "Star Wars" experience without sacrificing nostalgia.

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro's beautiful, enchanting tale of love, paranoia and music is a triumph that will resonate in my heart for a long time.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The first "Kingsman" movie was a dashing send-up of the spy genre, but the sequel goes limp whenever the action scenes stop.

The Disaster Artist

“The Disaster Artist” is a very fun and entertaining film that amuses and informs, without every truly getting below the surface of these characters.

Despicable Me 3

It's still a good time for kids, but parents will probably want to sneak to the next room to stream "Game of Thrones" or whatnot.

Crown Heights

File "Crown Heights" under the best films of the year you probably didn't see. Lakeith Stanfield shines in this true story of justice denied.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Darkly hilarious, dryly whimsical, and unflinchingly sincere, Three Billboards is not only McDonagh’s best—it's a truly perfect film.