Rogue One (2016)

A great movie that came out at a perfect moment for this kind of story, when it seems like a lot of people have forgotten what Star Wars is about. Full review

The Shallows (2016)

This solid and effective survival thriller may not be Jaws, but it delivers quite well the thrills it aims for and has an exciting climax. Full review

Son of Saul (2015)

Even though it is a true lesson in technique and direction, it deserved to have a more interesting protagonist with better motivations. Full review

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

After pretending so hard to be about a lot more than that, this Star Trek reboot franchise finally comes out of the closet as what it is: action. Full review

Stranger Things (2016)

A refreshing homage to the ’80s (especially Steven Spielberg movies) that creates a strong sense of nostalgia and relies on a lot of gripping mysteries. Full review

Suicide Squad (2016)

When financial ambitions are the main driving force behind a movie instead of any real talent, there is no way you can hide your incompetence. Full review

This Is Not a Film (2011)

Under house arrest, Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi creates a powerful humanist manifesto against censorship and lack of freedom of speech in his country. Full review

Toni Erdmann (2016)

With two exceptional central performances, this profoundly nuanced character study shouldn’t have been so overlooked at the Festival of Cannes. Full review

A United Kingdom (2016)

Despite its great performances and the relevance of the story it wants to tell, A United Kingdom is perhaps a bit too conventional to be memorable. Full review

Victor Victoria (1982)

Blake Edwards creates an audacious comedy/musical that defies conventions and finds a perfect balance between slapstick and sophisticated humor. Full review

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

As surprising as it may seem for anyone when thinking about the Taliban and the war in Afghanistan, it finds a remarkable balance between comedy and seriousness. Full review

Wonder Woman (2017)

With Wonder Woman, the DC Extended Universe finally shows us that it can be a match to Marvel after a series of forgettable movies. Full review