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TOP TEN FILMS-2016
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2009-2000, 2006
"Good Old JR" weighs in with his picks for the TOP 10 films of 201
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  2016 CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE
2017, 2016, 2015
Vito Carli returns with his look back at the year in cinema for 2016
  ACADEMY AWARDS PREDICTIONS-2016 EDITION
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
JR makes his predictions for the 2016 Academy Awards
  the ARRIVAL
(****)
"...a thrilling work of science fiction" (JR)
  BATMAN THE KILLING JOKE
(**)
"The brutalization of women isn’t an edgy plot device, it’s cheap-writing..." (JR)
  BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
(**˝)
"...cacophonic, rumbling, self-important, but only fitfully entertaining." (JR)
  the BFG
(*)
"There is a warm, bittersweet quality in the picture's bones..." (JR)
  CAPTAIN AMERICA CIVIL WAR
(***˝)
"...the best “Captain America” film and the best “Avengers” film to date." (JR)
  CHICAGO EUROPEAN UNION FILM FESTIVAL-2016
Vito Carli returns to this site with his all encompassing look back at March's European Film Festival
  CONJURING 2
(***)
"Conjuring 2 has the goods to give a case of the jitters to just about anyone" (JR)
  DEADPOOL
(*˝)
"...it eventually succumbs to the tropes it parodies." (JR)
  DOCTOR STRANGE
(***˝)
"...a bona fide movie at a time when Marvel is only doing installments..." (JR)
  FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
(***)

"...hugely entertaining" (JR)
  FINDING DORY
(***)
"...sends viewers out afloat in a salt-water sea of their own making." (JR)
  GHOSTBUSTERS
(**˝)
"...too long and not funny enough..." (JR)
  HAIL CAESAR
(**˝)
"...anything particularly meaningful-has gotten lost in translation." (JR)
  JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK
(**)
"...fleeting entertainment that is dull compared to its source material..." (JR)
  JASON BOURNE
(**˝)
"The cast looks bored, the set-pieces are dull, and the script is perfunctory..." (JR)
  JUNGLE BOOK
(***˝)
"...There is real magic in it, real optimism, and real joy" (JR)
  KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
(***˝)
"The film moves beautifully, but it’s also beautifully moving..." (JR)
  LEGEND OF TARZAN
(**)
"...lurches from scene to scene without an idea of the kind of film it wants to be" (JR)
  MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME
(**)
"...Burton's gone from talented director to an aesthetic brand name." (JR)
  MOANA
(***)
"...one of the few Disney movies in recent memory that’s easy to get lost in." (JR)
  PETE'S DRAGON
(***˝)
"...offers a more meditative take on the lost and found aspects of the story..." (JR)
  the REVENANT
(**)
"...so prettily constructed-it’s painful to admit how ridiculous it actually is..." (JR)
  ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
(***)
"...filled with gritted teeth, desperation, and a nervous energy" (JR)
  the ROOM
(***)
"...approaches its subject matter from a place of childlike wonder..." (JR)
  STAR TREK BEYOND
(***˝)
"... a thoughtful rumination on coming to terms with the temporariness of life." (JR)
  SUICIDE SQUAD
(*˝)
"...it's a tacky mess." (JR)
  SULLY
(***)
"...Eastwood's politeness for his subject puts the brakes on narrative risks..." (JR)
  TEN CLOVERFIELD LANE
(***˝)
"...deep-sixes the citywide carnage of "Cloverfield," for a zeroed-in narrative..." (JR)
  X-MEN APOCALYPSE
(**)
"...an overblown monstrosity that loses sight of even its principal characters..." (JR)
  ZOOTOPIA
(***˝)
"...a grand entertainment with an ingeniously developed message." (JR)
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