King Kong makes an epic return in this Apocalypse Now style rehash of the ancient movie monster. It's big, bold, and teeming with life and action adventure fun. For what it lacks in dialogue, it makes up for with goofy monster movie realness.
La La Land is a living breathing technicolor work of art. A delightfully charming trip down memory lane to the films of Hollywood's golden age, but also so much more. A modern masterpiece with class performances and cinematography so sharp and inventive that it makes a lot of other films look ordinary. It's also a musical for those who aren't that into musicals.
Tom Ford (A Single Man) raises his game with the stylish and alluring revenge thriller Nocturnal Animals. Sharp characters played by even sharper actors in a wonderfully absurd world where L.A. chic meet the dusty deserts of Texas.
Have you seen Arrival yet? If not, then I'm issuing a SPOILER ALERT. Don't read on unless you don't mind knowing what the aliens in the film look like. Arrival has captured the minds and hearts of almost everyone around the world in the last month or so. An extraordinary tale of language, unity and time. It's a puzzle that is bewildering but never pretentious, and it's probably one of the best science fiction films of the decade.