Gold is director Stephen Gaghan’s first movie since 2005’s Syriana starring George Clooney and Matt Damon. While that film proved to be an impressive debut, Gold struggles to to make the same impact, despite featuring another committed turn by star Matthew McConaughey.
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Split marks a welcome return for Shyamalan, who crafts a highly entertaining and tense ride that features stand out turns from McAvoy and newcomer Anya Taylor-Joy.
Live By Night, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, is a gangster drama set against the backdrop of prohibition. While there are moments of greatness here, Affleck seems to struggle with his focus on what exactly the story is, delivering a watchable, albeit muddled, viewing experience.
A Monster Calls, directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), is a fantasy drama about a young boy dealing with his mother’s terminal illness and is an emotional and deeply satisfying family film that deals with loss in as honest a way as a film with a giant tree monster can.
Passengers crafts a gorgeous looking science fiction film, but even with beautiful scenery and two charismatic leads, never quite lives up to its unique premise.
Rogue One tells the story of how a group of rebels got the plans for the Death Star to Princess Leia and the build-up to Star Wars: A New Hope. More of a side story than anything, Rogue One is an excellent deviation in the Star Wars saga that gives us new characters and a rousing adventure sure to please even the most casual Star Wars fan.
Office Christmas Party is an R-rated comedy about, well, an office Christmas party. It might sound a little boring, but thanks to comedy veterans Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and a plethora of other comedy actors, Office Christmas Party proves to be a very funny time at the movies.
Robert Zemeckis directs Academy Award winners Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied, a WWII thriller with Pitt and Cotillard as a husband and wife spy team whose relationship is tested by the war. Zemeckis puts together some thrilling action sequences amidst the intrigue, and during some of the slower parts of the film the director is greatly aided by the amazing chemistry of stars Pitt and Cotillard.
antastic Beasts and Where To Find Them takes place in the same wizarding world as Harry Potter, albeit seventy years before young Harry entered Hogwarts’ gates and they have once again built a world full of detail and wonder, resulting in a satisfying entry in one of the best and most successful franchises of all time.
Inferno is the third film in the Robert Langdon adventure series, following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. Director Ron Howard and star Tom Hanks return for a surprisingly fun mystery thriller anchored by Hanks and his co-star Felicity Jones.