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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Mel Gibson indulges in his biggest obsessions as a filmmaker and creates a magnificent film that couldn’t have been made by anyone else. Full review


Hell or High Water (2016)

With intense performances from its great cast, David Mackenzie’s neo-Western is an effective combination of adrenaline, humor and melancholy. Full review


Hidden Figures (2016)

In times when an escapist musical such as La La Land is being widely lauded as the film “we all need right now,” Hidden Figures is essential viewing. Full review


High-Rise (2015)

With this disastrous adaptation of J. G. Ballard, Ben Wheatley only proves that he is an awful director who has gotten a lot more attention than he deserved. Full review


Jason Bourne (2016)

This decent but familiar return to the thrilling action of the original trilogy delivers what it sets out to, even if that is not really ambitious. Full review


La La Land (2016)

A lovely and colorful tribute to old classic Hollywood musicals, even though it doesn’t have what it takes to be just as memorable. Full review


The Lobster (2015)

Lanthimos wants to provoke us with this absurdist satire so rich in layers and meaning that it will probably leave you thinking about it long after it is over. Full review


Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Manchester by the Sea is a sensitive character study that feels profoundly human and finds an enviable balance between drama and humor. Full review


Moolaadé (2004)

Ousmane Sambène makes a daring and important statement against female genital mutilation and speaks for the necessity of change and modernization. Full review


Moonlight (2016)

More impressive and important than the beautiful story that Moonlight wants to tell is the elegant and delicate way that it does that. Full review


Money Monster (2016)

A highly entertaining and well-acted film that keeps us on the edge of our seats with a dynamic direction and a tense plot, even if it becomes too implausible. Full review


A Monster Calls (2016)

Even though it boasts a great cast, stunning visual effects and a promising premise, A Monster Calls is too dark and a missing opportunity. Full review


Neon Bull (2015)

In his second film, Gabriel Mascaro continues to display a splendid discipline as a storyteller and creates a wonderful drama that defies gender roles. Full review


The Neon Demon (2016)

Stunning, hypnotic and intoxicating, but a mess without structure, derailed into complete lunacy, devoid of meaning and with no idea how to end. Full review


Nocturama (2016)

Nocturama is not only a gripping (and tense) drama/thriller but also a fascinating narrative exercise whose strength turns out to be its main weakness. Full review


O.J.: Made in America (2016)

A must-see eight-hour documentary that probes into an American crime and the cultural and social causes that made this shocking case possible. Full review


Our Kind of Traitor (2016)

Silly and predictable, this is a lesser John le Carré adaptation that believes to be a smart espionage film but is unfortunately just a lame pile of clichés. Full review