Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water elegantly blends whimsical fairy tale with a fresh spin on classic monster movies for a delightful experience.
Call Me By Your Name is a beautiful and powerful coming of age love story with remarkable performances from Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet.
Three Billboards wobbles during its tightrope walk between comedy and drama, but is kept on-course by careful direction and two fiery performances.
Roman J. Israel, Esq. features another standout performance by Washington, but the story around him is mundane and fails to leave an impression.
Lady Bird makes for a delightful coming of age comedy/drama, fueled by Gerwig's inspired direction and Saoirse Ronan's charming performance.
Coco is a heartwarming story about family and a well-crafted coming of age tale steeped beautifully in the traditions of Mexico's Día de los Muertos.
Wonder is a touching tale of love and friendship, buoyed by strong performances from Jacob Tremblay and the rest of the cast.
Thelma makes for an effectively moody and evocative piece of Norwegian-flavored filmmaking, even as it brings more groundbreaking stories to mind.
Murder on the Orient Express is well-crafted entertainment whose flaws are covered up by great work from Branagh in multiple facets.
Blade of the Immortal lacks depth as a quest for redemption narrative, but makes for good (and very bloody) pulpy fun in Miike's skillful hands.
Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok is a breath of fresh air in the MCU, but still feels very much like a Marvel movie – for better or worse.
Suburbicon is a confused mishmash of a movie that attempts to blend two different storylines and fails to fully develop either in an engaging fashion.
Thank You for Your Service isn't a great piece of filmmaking, but good intentions and sincere performances make it a solid drama about life after war.
Goodbye Christopher Robin is handsome and well acted, but has mixed success when it comes to presenting Milne's life story in a neat and tidy package.