Leader of the pack

White God

Drama Rated R

"...cheekily comments on how we often hide behind civilized culture to mask our basest natures."
Emotional appeal

Inside Out

Family Rated PG

"If growing up partly means learning to live with sadness, Inside Out depicts this truth with all the ingenuity and wit of Pixar’s best efforts."
Cut bait

Jurassic World

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

"...the mercenary natures of the picture and the park are largely indistinguishable."
Female bonding

Spy

Comedy Rated R

"Melissa McCarthy finally gets a decent star vehicle."
Off-key

Aloha

Romantic Comedy Rated PG-13

"...fatally unaware of its own incoherence – both in terms of narrative and character."
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Manglehorn

Drama Rated PG-13

“…an exercise in anti-glam for the Hollywood icon, even if Pacino still delivers a few signature, hoo-hah flourishes here and there.”

Dope

Comedy Rated R

“Dope may know what identities it wants to subvert, but it’s not quite sure what identity it wants to have.”

Mad Max: Fury Road

Action/Adventure Rated R

“…a tale of milk and blood.”

Slow West

Drama Rated R

“…a familiar yarn told in a somewhat unfamiliar drawl.”

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“…mostly registers as yet another Marvel punchplosion.”

It Follows

Horror Rated R

“In It Follows, sexual activity has metaphysical implications.”

Ex Machina

Thriller Rated R

“Merciless, efficient and terrifyingly logical…”

While We’re Young

Comedy Rated R

“…very little feels organic about the film, starting with Stiller and Watts as the central couple.”

Furious 7

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“The ending of Furious 7 is downright touching…”

Cinderella

Family Rated PG

“… tweaks the more objectionable details of conventional fairy tales while still retaining their traditionalist structure. It’s a nice compromise.”