The Red TurtleFans of animated movies—or any movies, for that matter—shouldn’t miss the latest from Studio Ghibli.
SilenceMartin Scorsese’s stunning passion project explores the power and dangers of faith.
FencesSure, it’s stagey. But seize the chance to see two great actors playing two great roles.
Passengers Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star as ill-fated lovers on an ill-fated voyage in this ill-fated sci-fi romance.
La La LandDamien Chazelle’s musical is an ambitious valentine to the beauty of cinema.
JackieAn intense, disorienting biopic about the power of image and celebrity in the White House.
A Whole New WorldWith Moana, Disney’s third golden age gets its Aladdin.
Manchester by the SeaKenneth Lonergan’s astonishing drama seems to contain all of life within it.
EllePaul Verhoeven’s unsettling latest is a black comedy about systemic misogyny, a rape whodunit, and so much more.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime WalkAn orchestrated attack on the viewer with a solemn message about American soldiers.
Doctor StrangePhysician, heal thyself! The newest Marvel movie sends Benedict Cumberbatch on a quest inside his own head.
The HandmaidenPark Chan-wook takes on Sarah Waters’ brilliant, intricate novel Fingersmith.
TampopoJuzo Itami’s classic “noodle Western” will still make you hungry more than 30 years later.
Certain WomenNewcomer Lily Gladstone joins a remarkable cast of actresses in Kelly Reichardt’s stories of women’s work in the West.
The Birth of a NationThe dishonesty at the center of this much-debated movie has nothing to do with its director’s personal history and a lot to do with history itself.
Patriots DayPeter Berg’s docudrama can’t lend meaning to the Boston Marathon bombing, so it lends you Mark Wahlberg instead.
Assassin’s CreedA sterile video-game adaptation that could use a much bigger dose of crazy.
I, Daniel BlakeWhen the system is rigged, trying to do the right thing wears a man down.
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryThe first Star Wars movie to break the rules about what a Star Wars movie must be.
The Top 10 Movies of 2016Troubling movies for a troubled year.
LionDev Patel hunts for his lost family, and Harvey Weinstein hunts for one more Oscar.
The Edge of SeventeenA teen movie that’s funnier, sweeter, more specific, and more heartbreaking than you expect.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemIt’s great to be back in the wizarding world, even if Newt Scamander and his beasts are a little boring.
ArrivalDenis Villeneuve wants to make a prestige science-fiction puzzler. He puzzled me, all right.
LovingA simple and moving love story about a couple who just happened to change America.
It Looked Great. It Was Unwatchable.Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk shows the promise and failure of high-frame-rate cinema.
MoonlightBarry Jenkins’ stunning movie showers its audience in blessings.
Jack Reacher: Never Go BackMaybe never even go the first time.
MascotsThis Netflix mockumentary isn’t Christopher Guest at his best, but it’s still a charmer that packs a sneaky punch.
New SlavesI’m a criminal justice reporter, and Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix documentary about mass incarceration shocked me.