“La La Land” is a little bit of a lot of things — funny, sad, romantic, melodious, handsome, charming. But it just doesn’t impact you in one or two strong ways.
Though it plucks the hoariest of chestnuts, split personalities, off the cinematic fireplace, "Split" still manages to scare in between the snickers.
Takes an interesting bit of forgotten history, and then spools that out in a predictable plot that's strictly by the numbers.
It's easily the weakest of the "Star Wars" saga. But this prequel still is better than most science-fiction out there and builds momentum rather than losing it.
A great design and middling story make this a watchable but unimpressive expansion of the Harry Potter franchise.
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.
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.
Director/actor Denzel Washington and his cast bring us an amazing translation of August Wilson's play, penned by the playwright himself.