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.
“Moana” is a completely original and delightful tale that pulls its inspiration from the mythology of the various Polynesian cultures.
It got lost in the shuffle of year-end Oscar hopefuls, but "Allied" is a top-drawer WWII drama that goes beyond the usual spy thriller tropes.
Sad movies have a place in our lives. And it would be a pity to skip one of the best films of 2016.
A fine science fiction drama, more contemplative and imaginative than we usually see. But a Best Picture Oscar nominee?