One of the best films of 2016, and certainly the one almost nobody saw, "Silence" is a deeply affecting depiction of the struggle between faith and church.

T2 Trainspotting

"Trainspotting" was edgy, groundbreaking cinema. “T2 Trainspotting” enjoyably underlines many of the same themes without adding any meaningful postscript.

Lion stars Dev Patel as Saroo, a boy lost thousands of miles from home in India


A worthy but overrated drama about a lost child longing to return home as an adult, "Lion" is the classic parable of the book being better than the movie.

Beauty and the Beast

A live-action remake of the 1991 animated Disney classic, “Beauty & the Beast” makes a tale as old as time feel new, magical and familiar all at once.


Director/actor Denzel Washington and his cast bring us an amazing translation of August Wilson's play, penned by the playwright himself.

Kong: Skull Island

Gloriously funny and thrilling, the year's first real thrill-ride blockbuster delivers in a big way. No bones about it: This Kong is the real deal.


“Moana” is a completely original and delightful tale that pulls its inspiration from the mythology of the various Polynesian cultures.


A stirring, blood-soaked deep dive into the character of Wolverine that doubles as one of comic-book cinema's finest entries.